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Belmont Announces Smart911 Service for Enhanced Emergency Response

What if there is a fire, a medical emergency, or a child goes missing? When you dial 9-1-1, you’re panicked and even the simplest of details like an address or medical notes can be hard to remember. Belmont police announced that there is a free new service in place to provide this information to dispatchers as soon as a 9-1-1 call is placed. Smart911 is a national service that allows citizens to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. If that citizen needs to dial 9-1-1, their Safety Profile will immediately display on the call taker’s screen, saving seconds and even minutes in response to the emergency.

 Please see the attached information Be Smart About Safety for signing up for SMART 911 or visit the link: www.smart911.com

Citizens can visit www.smart911.com to sign up and create a free Safety Profile for their household, providing information such as the names and photos of family members, health conditions, medications, pets in the home, vehicle details and emergency contacts. All information in each profile is voluntary, and each household can determine what details are important to include, as each household is different and therefore the potential rescue needs will also vary. For additional information and a link to sign-up residents can also visit the Smart911 page on the Town’s website at www.belmont-ma.gov/smart-9-1-1.