Have You Registered for Smart911 Yet?
The Lake Forest Police Department encourages all citizens to sign up for this valuable new resource and will be engaging with the community to provide guidance and support. To register, go to smart911.com to create an account. If you need assistance, please contact Barbara Lueder-Manetti at 847.810.3801.
Over 80% of calls made to 9-1-1 come from mobile phones. When you dial 9-1-1 from a mobile phone, the 9-1-1 call takers have very little information to help you – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location. This is a serious problem in an emergency when seconds count, particularly if you or your loved ones have medical conditions, or are unable to speak safely.
With Smart911™, you can provide 9-1-1 call takers and first responders critical information you want them to know in any kind of emergency. When you call 9-1-1, your Smart911™ Safety Profile displays on the 9-1-1 screen and the 9-1-1 call takers can view your addresses, medical information, home information, description of pets and vehicles, and emergency contacts.
You can provide as much or as little information as you like. Smart911™ is a national service meaning your Smart911™ Safety Profile travels with you and is visible to any participating 9-1-1 center nationwide. Safety Profiles can include:
- People living in your household
- Phone numbers associated with your family
- Pets, service animals, and livestock
- Medical conditions and allergies
- Medications and medical equipment
- Property details, layout, and utility information
- Vehicle descriptions
- Emergency contacts
Setting up a Smart911™ profile can take as little as 5-10 minutes, depending on how much information you wish to provide. You can always go back and update or add more information to your profile. Smart911™ is free.