Good Idea: Smart911.com

I believe that everybody should have a Smart911.com safety profile for their home. Especially Seniors who live alone. Smart911 replaces the Vial of Life that has been around for many years. The vial of life is a brief information sheet including current medications, allergies, doctor’s names next of kin etc. which is put in a vial and then placed inside the refrigerator freezer. Then a magnet or sticker is placed on the front door to alert the EMS personnel that vital information is located in the freezer.

Now there is something better.

Smart911 is a free service used by public safety agencies across the country to enhance communication and response for their community. It can be used by
9-1-1 agencies to quickly send first responders to the location of an emergency with more information, by emergency management to better plan for and
respond to disasters, and by municipalities to send emergency notifications to their citizens.
By creating a Safety Profile for your family, you are providing potentially life-saving information to public safety officials at the time when they need it most. On the way to your home.

Why should you get Smart911 ?

Today over 70% of calls made to 9-1-1 in the U.S. are made from mobile phones, and these mobile phones relay limited information about the caller.
Unlike a landline, a mobile phone does not link directly to an address or include a caller’s name. 9-1-1 call takers are trained to ask specific questions to determine the location of the emergency, who is
in need of assistance and other specific details in order to send the correct response teams, to the correct location, quickly. These questions take time, and often during an emergency the caller may not be able to communicate effectively.

If you have a Smart911 profile the call taker will have all the information they need to help you quickly.

Check out Smart911.com and see if it is available in your area.  If not, put in a request and tell all your friends about this life saving service.