What if you could provide life-saving information to responders before an emergency? Now you can! The Erie Police Department is partnering with Smart911, a free service that allows residents to create a safety profile to aid first responders. The voluntary tool stores private information such as medical conditions, special needs, photos, pet data, and more in a private, secure database only accessible to law enforcement if the user dials 911. Dispatchers relay preloaded information to the responding officer to serve you better!
Without Smart911, dispatchers are only aware of the phone number used and minimal location data. For a more detailed, rapid response, create a safety profile and provide rescue notes to first responders:
- Match addresses and people to your cell phone. Include their names and pictures.
- Gate access codes, hidden driveways, floor plans, and other logistical information.
- Pets in the home and service animal information.
- Critical health information, allergies, medications, disabilities.
Ready to get started? Create a safety profile by visiting the Smart911 website.