Help us help you: Dearborn Co. introduces technology to help save more lives

Help us help you: Dearborn Co. introduces technology to help save more lives

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Smart911 is being introduced in Dearborn County. The technology allows individuals to create a safety profile for their household.

The system enables dispatchers and first responders to immediately see more precise information about the caller - even if the person is unable to speak.

“These are just a few of the many ways that Smart911 can save lives and assist responders during an emergency,” said Jared Teaney, Dearborn County 911 Director. “Smart911 is a national service, meaning your safety profile travels with you and is visible to participating 911 centers nationwide.”

Users create a free profile that includes information they want 911 call takers and first responders to know in an emergency. This information, such as medications, emergency contact information, vehicle information, and other options is displayed on the 911 call taker’s screen.

“It takes only a few moments to be part of Smart 911,” Teaney said. “And it is important to emphasize that users determine how much, and what kind of information, is included in their safety profile. They can choose very few or many options, and tailor it to their individual or household needs.”

To create your free safety profile go to www.smart911.com and follow the instructions provided.

“Dearborn County fully supports this potentially life-saving program,” said President of the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners Jim Thatcher. “We encourage our residents to take a look and sign up for this free service. Help us help you!”

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