Rapid National Expansion of Smart911 Continues During First Half of 2013
Public Safety Answering Points in 31 States Have Adopted Proven Solution for Delivering Life Saving Additional Data on 9-1-1 Calls
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 17, 2013 – Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), the trusted partner for campus and public safety, today marked the start of NENA 2013 by announcing that the rapid national expansion of Smart911 continued throughout the first half of 2013. The public safety service – now deployed across 31 states – provides additional protection for more than 11 million citizens during emergency situations. Smart911 allows citizens to create a free online Safety Profile, which automatically displays to participating public safety answering points (PSAPs) when a 9-1-1 call is placed, enabling emergency responders to arrive at the right location, with the right personnel and the right equipment.
Smart911 highlights for the first six months of 2013 include:
“Smart911 provides our residents and visitors with a way to be more proactive about their family’s safety,” said the Director of Grand Traverse County 911 Central Dispatch, Jamel Anderson, when Smart911 expanded into Michigan in May. “During an emergency, it can be very chaotic and people may panic. By giving people the ability to provide details that 9-1-1 and responders may need prior to an emergency, we can immediately relay critical information to better assist them.”
“The Chicagoland Chapter of Autism Speaks strives to provide information and resources to families touched by autism, which is why we support services like Smart911,” said the Executive Director of Autism Speaks Chicagoland Chapter, Liz Klug. “The opportunity to provide very detailed information for 9-1-1 and response teams can make all the difference between life and death in emergency situations involving individuals with autism. We support and encourage the efforts to make services of these types available to all families in Illinois.”
Smart911 Safety Profiles can contain information about individuals and family members, a residence and even pets, including details on medical conditions, disabilities and/or special needs, children’s photos, home addresses of cell phone callers, bedroom locations and other pertinent details. Smart911 automatically delivers this information to PSAPs when a 9-1-1 call is made from any phone in a Safety Profile, allowing personnel “in the field” to have critical details that facilitate emergency response. Because it is a national system, once a Smart911 Safety Profile has been created, it can be delivered with an emergency call in any area of the country if the local 9-1-1 PSAP is supported by Smart911.
“Across the country, public safety officials and citizens continue to realize Smart911 offers a new level of protection,” said Tom Axbey, CEO of Rave Mobile Safety. “While we are very encouraged by our further growth, more importantly, we are heartened by the examples of how Smart911 is supporting emergency responders and helping to avert tragedy. We remain committed to working with public safety leaders and ushering in a new era in emergency communications.”
Introduced less than three years ago, Smart911 has grown rapidly and now helps emergency responders across 31 states and more than 350 municipalities to protect millions.
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Rave Mobile Safety is the most trusted software partner for campus and public safety. Used by leading institutes of higher education and state and local agencies, the award-winning portfolio of Rave SafeCampus, Rave Alert, Rave Guardian, Eyewitness, Smart911 and SmartPrepare enables millions to feel safe, secure and connected. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, MA. For more information, please visit http://www.ravemobilesafety.com.