GEM COUNTY, Idaho and FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Citizens in Gem County can be more proactive about the safety and preparedness of their household as officials announced today that they have implemented Smart911 to enhance public safety services. Smart911 is a national safety database that allows citizens to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes the information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Once created, when a citizen dials 9-1-1, their Safety Profile will immediately be displayed to call takers, allowing for a better understanding of the caller, their situation and greater emergency response.
"Having more information is an immeasurable benefit to emergency responders and we encourage citizens to create a Smart911 Safety Profile," said Lisa Resinkin, Gem County Dispatch Supervisor, "What citizens may not realize is that we receive very little information on their incoming 9-1-1 call, especially if it is made on a mobile phone. If they are unable to communicate the information we need, their profile can provide those vital details and our response teams can be dispatched to the correct location with the correct information to assist them."
A Safety Profile can be created anytime by logging on to www.smart911.com. Profiles can include all family members and their photos, medical information or conditions, disabilities, home details, vehicle information and even pets. The information contained in a profile is then relayed to response teams in the field as it pertains to the specific emergency. A photo can give police a timely advantage in the event of a missing child, fire crews can have information on how many people reside in a home and where their bedroom locations are, and EMS teams can be made aware of allergies or pre-existing conditions that may affect treatment on scene.
Smart911 is a nation-wide service that is private and secure and paid for by the municipality. With service activated in 23 states and over 300 municipalities, Gem County joins Elmore County as the second in Idaho to give citizens the ability to be proactive about their family's safety.
"By deploying Smart911 and urging citizens to create a Safety Profile, Gem County is demonstrating their commitment to delivering the most effective emergency services possible to area citizens," said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety. "Municipalities are realizing how detailed information can dramatically improve emergency outcomes, and as this public/private partnership expands, we can look forward to increased public safety across the entire country."
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Rave Mobile Safety is the most trusted software partner for campus and public safety. Used by leading Institutes of Higher Education and State and Local Agencies, the award-winning portfolio of RaveAlert, RaveGuardian, Eyewitness, Smart911 and SmartPrepare enables millions to feel safe, secure and connected. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, MA. For more information please visit www.ravemobilesafety.com
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