Month: August 2012

Smart911

Levy County Launches Smart911 to Deliver Enhanced Emergency Response   Levy County Sheriff's Office urges Citizens to Create a Safety Profile Providing Emergency Responders with Critical Information that Can Save Time and Lives   Bronson, FL, 8/6/2012 – Levy County E911 announced today that they have implemented Smart911 to enhance delivery of 9-1-1 emergency services for area citizens. Rave Mobile Safety’s Smart911 is a public/private partnership creating a first-of-its-kind, critical caller database that is already helping citizens and emergency responders across 20 states. Currently, when 9-1-1 receives a call, only a phone number and minimal levels of location data are displayed. With Smart 911, citizens create a Safety Profile online consisting of additional data about themselves and family members which is automatically displayed to 9-1-1 call-taker during emergency calls. The result is far greater emergency response effectiveness and saved lives.   “Having more information is an immeasurable benefit to emergency responders and we encourage citizens to create a Smart911 Safety Profile,” said Major Evan Sullivan, of the Levy County Sheriff's Office. “The profile can detail medical conditions and disabilities that help dispatchers understand why a caller might be uncommunicative, expediting and supporting EMT response. They can let fire crews know not only how many residents are at a home, but locations of bedrooms. Police can be alerted to potential threats and photos can be available to facilitate the search for a missing child. In an emergency, more information means greater effectiveness, saving invaluable time and lives.”   Smart911 is a nation-wide service that is entirely private and secure. The service is provided at no cost and citizens can create a Safety Profile at www.Smart911.com, entering vital data they want made available on themselves and family members, a residence, even pets. This can include data on medical conditions, disabilities and/or special needs, children’s photos, home addresses of cellphone callers, floor plans and other pertinent information. Smart911 delivers this information automatically to telecommunicators, who then enable responders to be more effective because they have access to critical health and logistics information before arriving at the scene of an emergency.   “By deploying Smart911 and urging citizens to create a Safety Profile,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety. “Levy County is demonstrating their commitment to delivering the most effective emergency services possible to area citizens. Municipalities are realizing how detailed information can dramatically improve emergency outcomes, and as this public/private partnership expands, we can look forward to increased public safety across the entire country.”   About Rave Mobile Safety 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 RaveAlert, RaveGuardian, 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 www.ravemobilesafety.com


Lt. Scott Tummond
Criminal Investigations Division
Levy County Sheriff's Office
(352) 486-5111