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The unfortunate and tragic death of Music Icon Prince highlighted the reality of wireless location inaccuracy when a 9-1-1 call is placed from a mobile phone. As you can see in this section of the transcript from the 9-1-1 call the day Prince died, the 9-1-1 dispatcher cannot automatically locate the address of a mobile [...]
May 15, 2016

It’s a message most people with asthma and life-threatening allergies take to heart: Plan ahead for health emergencies. This involves following an Asthma or Anaphylaxis Action Plan and carrying a quick-relief bronchodilator inhaler or epinephrine auto-injectors. But what if calling 911 is necessary? A national service allows you to plan ahead with 911, too. Using […]

Apr 28, 2016

These are words that I’ve thought to myself many times.  I’m still young, I’m *fairly* healthy…most days anyways.  I’ve got nothing to worry about; it will be years before I need to be concerned about my heart.   I’m wrong.  And so are many young people across the country that have these same thoughts. February is […]

Feb 18, 2016

Today I found out about a brand-new service called Smart911 where one fills out a profile that includes telephone number, address and other info. If an emergency comes up first responders will know who you are and what to look for when they come to the rescue. Being a single woman with ASD, it was […]

Jan 26, 2016

Picking out Christmas gifts for your loved ones can be very challenging and people have varying degrees of success. So if you are struggling to find the perfect give for the 9-1-1 call takers who work tirelessly for you 365 days a year, struggle no longer! I have listed the five perfect gifts for the […]

Dec 18, 2015

I wouldn’t call myself a 9-1-1 expert, but I have worked for Smart911 for the past three years, and at this point I thought I knew all the interesting tidbits and facts about 9-1-1 and its history.  I’m sure there are many 9-1-1 industry leaders and call takers who thought the same! Did I know where […]

Dec 9, 2015

Laura Smith lives in Houghton Lake, Michigan and writes for the Michigan Savings and More blog where this post was originally posted here. Are you ready for an emergency?  I wasn’t until last year my daughter had to do a National Preparedness project for school. She had a whole packet of some really important questions […]

Aug 17, 2015

This blog post was originally posted on Reviewz & Newz. You can view the original post here. I have a child with autism and I have used Smart911.  But, it’s not just for children with autism, it is for all children or adults that may live alone or have a condition that a first responder […]

Aug 17, 2015

Kelly is a mom and a caretaker of her son Devon who has autism. This blog post was originally posted on her Kelly’s Thoughts on Things blog here. As you all know I have a son whom is Autistic and being his mom and caretaker, I have so many worries. One, Devon can’t tell anyone if […]

Aug 17, 2015

Carla is a nurse, mom, and blogger. This blog post was originally posted on her Adventures of a Nurse blog here. I have worked in the health care field for many years now. Getting a full medical history is one of the most important things you can do. It is so important to tell your […]

Aug 17, 2015