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The Rotary Club of Lake Conroe was honored to have Chip Van Steenberg and Andrea Wilson from The Montgomery County Emergency Communications District as the club’s guest speakers last week. Their presentation was both timely and important, and one the community at large needs to know about, the county’s “Smart911” program. Smart911 is a free […]

Jul 23, 2016
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The city of Willis intends to discontinue the Code Red emergency alert system by Fiscal Year 2018. City Manager Hector Forester informed the Council on Tuesday during the regular meeting at City Hall about the plan to switch to a new emergency alert system, Smart911, following a presentation from the executive director for the Montgomery County […]

Jul 22, 2016
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On June 20 a woman called 911 during a domestic violence situation. Then the phone cut out. Thankfully, Ionia County 911 Central Dispatcher Natalie Hearld was able to call the woman back. The caller was afraid to explain the ongoing situation, but Hearld was able determine what was going on and sent police to the […]

Jul 14, 2016
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 DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock, Executive Director of Public Safety Stephanie Y. O’Malley, and Denver 911 Director Athena Butler today announced Denver’s new toolbox for enhanced emergency response – 911NOW. 911NOW includes three key tools – Smart911, Swift911, and Text to 911 – that will help residents get the assistance and information they need now. […]

Jul 13, 2016
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WEST OLIVE/IONIA, Mich. (WOOD) — More dispatch centers across the United States, including some in West Michigan, are looking at implementing text-to-911 services. The increased interest in text-to-911 comes in the wake of the Orlando nightclub massacre that left 49 people dead. Many people in the club texted family and friends to call 911 because […]

Jul 12, 2016
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Dispatcher Honored with SmartSave Award’ in Recognition of Her Efforts to Deliver Help to Victim of Domestic Violence






Jul 12, 2016
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“Seconds Save Lives.”  Smart911 is a free service that allows you to create a Safety Profile for yourself and your household that can provide information to 9-1-1 and public safety officials during an emergency. Smart911 is available within the City limits of Naperville and throughout the remainder of DuPage County, as well as in various […]

Jul 11, 2016
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  DENVER (CBS4)– Denver’s new 911NOW is a three-part system to help save time and lives and give people the option on how they want to call for help. Smart 911 allows people to create a safety profile that gives emergency responders important information, like family medical history, vehicle descriptions, pets that may be in […]

Jul 8, 2016
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Two 9-1-1 Dispatchers Honored with SmartSave Award in Recognition of Their Excellence While Aiding Assaulted Woman Unable to Communicate






Jul 1, 2016
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The city of Monticello launched its expansion of its Smart911 system Tuesday morning with a press conference at the city’s central fire station. Mayor Zack Tucker said the expansion of the system will allow households to go online to complete a profile and should an emergency arise, emergency responders will have information on the household already […]

Jun 30, 2016