‘Smart911’ System To Share Household Data With Emergency Operators

CULVER CITY (CBSLA.com) — Officials in Culver City on Monday unveiled a first-of-its-kind emergency response system that will share vital information with 911 operators.

The “Smart911” system allows residents to give authorities a “safety profile” for their household – including how many residents live in the home and the locations of bedrooms – in order to first-responders to provide more efficient and effective medical treatment.

Upon registering for the free service, residents will also have the ability to upload photos of family members in the event of a missing persons report.

Culver City becomes the first in the state to utilize Smart911, which is available in 28 states after its introduction less by Rave Mobile Safety less than two years ago.

“Smart911 will allow both our 911 call takers and emergency responders to have more detailed information about a citizen in need, leading to faster response times and ultimately more lives saved,” said Culver City Mayor Andrew Weissman.

For more information on the Smart911 system, click here.

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