CRESA Introduces Smart911 for Clark County
CRESA has recently begun working on introducing Smart 911 for Clark County. As CRESA works behind the scenes to bring this service for residents of Clark County, it’s not too early for you to do your part and create your Safety Profile. Visit Smart911.com and start your Safety Profile today!
What is Smart911?
Smart 911 is a service that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1, from a phone associated with their Safety Profile their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, Smart911 provides details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed. which could be the difference between life and death.
How Can I sign up?You can sign up for Smart911 at Smart911.com and create a Safety Profile for your household to give 9-1-1 valuable information about yourself, family members, your home, pets and even vehicles that will display automatically on the 9-1-1 call takers’s screen when you make an emergency call. It’s private, and secure and you control what information is in your profile. These details can save seconds or even minutes during an emergency.
How Does Smart911 Help?
Medical Conditions: For individuals who are affected by epilepsy, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, allergies or other medical conditions, Smart911 can inform responders of their conditions as well as medications and emergency contacts.
Senior and Elderly Care: For active seniors, a Safety Profile can provide peace of mind that in the event of an emergency 9-1-1 would have details on their home, and medical needs. For caretakers, they can be assured that if the person they care for needs to dial 9-1-1 when they are alone, their details are available and the caretaker can be listed as an emergency contact.
General Emergencies: For all individuals, there is always a risk of unplanned accidents or events. Whether in a vehicle or in your home, even the most basic details such as the address association with a mobile phone can be available to 9-1-1 and response teams to send help fast.
Physical Disabilities: For those who have a physical disability or mobility restrictions, it is vital for responders to know about the person, their disability and what type of assistance or special equipment they may need to evacuate their home or receive transport.
Pets and Service Animals: For individuals with pets or other animals your Safety Profile can alert police to their presence when entering your home and Fire crews can be aware of exactly how many people and pets need to be evacuated from your home. For owners of a service animal, you can alert responders that your animal needs to be transported with you.