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Apr 12, 2016, 09:11 ET Florida 9-1-1 Dispatcher Wins National 2016 Smart Telecommunicator Awards for Heroic Efforts

In January 2016, Advanced Telecommunicator, Jeff Andress of the Alachua County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call reporting that a four year-old...


Apr 04, 2016, 09:11 ET 9-1-1 Education Month Highlights Heroes and the Challenges They Face

Everyday, 9-1-1 telecommunicators overcome obstacles and save lives. In honor of National 9-1-1 Education Month, held each April, Smart911 urges all...


Mar 28, 2016, 12:03 ET Smart911 Opens Online Voting to Select 9-1-1 Call Takers in the Fifth Annual Smart Telecommunicator Awards

Hostage situations, heart attacks, campus shooters, home invasions and suicidal motivations. These are just some of incidents that 9-1-1...


Mar 15, 2016, 09:11 ET State of Tennessee Proclaims March 16 as "Smart911 Awareness Day"

Today the 109th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee will read Senate Joint Resolution #533, proclaiming March 16, 2016 "Smart911 Awareness...


Mar 09, 2016, 09:11 ET Deaf Women United and Smart911 Announce Partnership to Raise Awareness and Make Deaf Women Heard During Emergency Situations

According to the Deaf Abused Women Network (DAWN), one in two deaf women will be victims of domestic violence and 80 percent of women with a...


Feb 22, 2016, 09:11 ET Smart911 Opens Nominations for Fifth Annual Smart Telecommunicator Awards to Recognize Exceptional 9-1-1 Call-Takers

A 9-1-1 dispatcher in Pennsylvania, given limited information by a caller, is able to locate and help save a citizen who had attempted suicide....


Feb 17, 2016, 11:00 ET Ingham County Announces Availability of Smart911 for Enhanced Emergency Response

What if there is a fire, a medical emergency, or a child goes missing? When a person dials 9-1-1, they are panicked and even the simplest of details...


Feb 02, 2016, 09:11 ET Smart911 Encourages Everyone to Listen to their Hearts During American Heart Month

Each February, Americans look forward to Valentines Day and filling their hearts with love. Amidst flowers and chocolate, the safety experts at...


Jan 13, 2016, 09:11 ET Smart911 Offers Tips to Protect Children in Recognition of AMBER Alert Awareness Day

20 years ago, nine-year old Amber Hagerman was abducted in front of her family's home in Arlington, Texas, and subsequently found murdered days later....


Jan 05, 2016, 11:42 ET Diabetes Education and Camping Association and Smart911 Partner to Facilitate Faster Emergency Response for Those Affected by Diabetes

Diabetes affects almost 30 million Americans and it is the seventh deadliest disease in the country. Diabetes takes more lives annually than AIDS and ...


Dec 17, 2015, 09:11 ET Michigan 9-1-1 Dispatch Centers Save Time, Money, Resources and Lives with Smart911

From facilitating discreet communications with assault victims still in danger, to assisting in medical emergencies and guiding fire crews to rescue...


Dec 02, 2015, 09:11 ET Mountain Valley Emergency Communications is First in New Jersey to Use Smart911 to Enhance Public Safety

Public Safety officials at the new Mountain Valley Emergency Communications Center announced today that they are the first in New Jersey to implement ...


Nov 12, 2015, 09:11 ET Smart911 Honors Those Affected by Alzheimer's and the Family Members Who Care for Them

In 1983, when President Ronald Regan proclaimed November as National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, fewer than two million Americans had...


Nov 10, 2015, 09:11 ET Smart911.com Launches Enhanced Website for All Devices

Smart911, the life-saving, national safety service, today announced the launch of a newly redesigned website. This improved interface will make it...


Oct 23, 2015, 11:30 ET Smart911 Partners with Dravet Syndrome Foundation

Alex Dalpe was a healthy baby boy. However, at four months old he suddenly developed seizures. Two months later, the seizures worsened, with some...


Sep 14, 2015, 09:08 ET Loving Father Helps Create Business Partnership to Provide First Responders with Critical Medication Information during an Emergency

Dean Dunlap and his family live in Lawrence, Kansas. Dunlap's young daughter is a patient at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri and...


Sep 10, 2015, 09:04 ET Honolulu Is First in Hawaii to Enhance 9-1-1 Services with Smart911

A man trapped in a house fire calls 9-1-1 but can't communicate. A young child dials 9-1-1 but can't answer the dispatcher's questions. A woman...


Aug 27, 2015, 09:04 ET Smart911 Supports Autism Alliance of Michigan's Success Is a Spectrum Autism Conference

Imagine you are home one day, when you suddenly realize your eight year old son with autism has wandered away. He is non-verbal and does not like to...


Jun 30, 2015, 09:03 ET Smart911 Issues Tips for a Fun, Safer Summer

With the summer now in full swing, Americans are enjoying their favorite warm weather, from watersports and backyard barbecues to hiking or a night...


Feb 23, 2015, 09:06 ET Smart911 Announces Fourth Annual Smart Telecommunicator Awards to Recognize 9-1-1 Call-Takers

An unresponsive child was saved through CPR instructions given over the phone by a 9-1-1 call-taker. A bilingual dispatcher's communications led to...


Nov 06, 2014, 09:04 ET Smart911 Highlights November Health Awareness Campaigns by Offering Additional Support to Individuals and Family Caregivers

November hosts a number of health awareness campaigns, including: National Epilepsy Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month and National Alzheimer's ...


Aug 25, 2014, 07:50 ET Smart911 Encourages Back-to-School Safety with Free eBook

Smart911, the acclaimed national safety service being used by more than 500 municipalities in 35 states, today announced the availability of a free...


Aug 11, 2014, 02:00 ET Smart911 Assists 9-1-1 Dispatcher With Call from Child

On Saturday, June 7, Neal Ann Keelin was working a typical shift at the Owensboro-Daviess County 9-1-1 Center when she received a not so typical call....


Mar 06, 2014, 10:31 ET Stranded Motorist Rescued Through Use of Smart911

On the morning of March 3, Teresa Cooper found herself stranded on the Bluegrass Parkway when her windshield wipers stopped working during a heavy...


Oct 10, 2012, 07:40 ET Newtown is First in Connecticut to Implement Rapidly Growing Smart911 for Enhanced Public Safety

Today, during a press conference at the Newtown Municipal Center, First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra announced the town is the first in the state to...