Arlington Times


Smart911 helps rescuers find you even if you can't tell them

August 1, 2014 · 1:40 PM

People who live in the county now can register with Smart911TM, a free online, secure and confidential service where users can provide details about their family, residence and more before an emergency happens.

“It can be hard to remember critical details when you call 911 in an emergency,” Snohomish County Executive John Lovick said. “Creating a safety profile in the Smart911 system means dispatchers will already have important information about you – even if you can’t communicate it.”
About 75 percent of 9‐1‐1 calls are made from wireless phones. But those phones only provide the general location of a caller. With Smart911, people can put their home, school and work addresses into the safety profile associated with their wireless phone. The addresses will assist 9‐1‐1 call‐takers in locating callers when lives are at stake.
Bruce Stedman, director of Public Safety in Arlington, also supports the system. The official launch of the system will coincide with National Night Out Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Learn more at www.smart911.com



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