Students encountering a dangerous situation are sufficiently savvy to reach for their mobile phones and call 911, but locating the source of a mobile 911 call made from a university campus is not easy and can cause delays in the arrival and preparedness of first responders. Many people will have heard of “Enhanced 911” or […]

Jan 26, 2018

There are dozens of organizations that can help veterans with mental health issues, but not all former servicemen and women – having belonged to a military “organization” for many years – are willing to approach established support groups and charitable associations for help. Between 2002 and 2009, one million military personnel left active duty in […]

Jan 25, 2018

Assigning unique ringtones for emergency communications is a great way to ensure you never miss an emergency alert due to messaging fatigue – a condition often experienced by smartphone users overloaded by constant notifications from multiple sources every day. Years ago, if you wanted to communicate with somebody, you would pick up the phone and […]

Jan 24, 2018

People often complete Personal Safety Profiles with the basic information they are prompted for, but there are many more essential details to include in a Personal Safety Profile that could further shorten response times and potentially save lives. Personal Safety Profiles are the key element of the Smart911 service. They provide 9-1-1 call takers in […]

Jan 22, 2018

If you have created a free Smart911 account, it is important to keep your Smart911 Safety Profile up to date by logging into the account every six months. Smart911 is a free service used by local law enforcement, medical and fire responders to better serve members of the public during an emergency. Provided the public […]

Jan 15, 2018

Although VoIP services are becoming more reliable, and can now be used to make emergency telephone calls, you still can´t call 911 from a PC. Most people over the age of thirty will remember the days when, if you wanted to make an emergency telephone call, you hand to call 911 from a landline. Mobile […]

Jan 8, 2018

If you are concerned what might happen to your pets during an emergency evacuation, plan and add details about your pets to your Smart911 Safety Profile. This year – 2017 – has seen more declared disasters requiring emergency evacuation than in most recent years according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Although the disasters have […]

Jan 6, 2018

Smart911 Safety Profiles provide an opportunity to make emergency services aware of your organ donation wishes if you are fatally injured in an accident. Talking about being fatally injured is not a frequent topic of conversation around the dinner table – not in our house anyway – but it is something that could touch our […]

Jan 3, 2018

Making a New Year´s resolution to review your Personal Safety Profile could be better for your wellbeing than making a resolution to exercise more frequently – especially if the organization through which you created your Personal Safety Profile has changed service providers. Each January, I sit down and write a list of the things I […]

Jan 1, 2018

I have not taken to reading one new book a month or frequenting the gym five times a week. I admit I have let many a New Year’s resolutions fail and have barely made it passed January 15th, but this year is different. This year I am making five New Year’s resolutions to improve my […]

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