Rave Mobile Safety reported that Washington, D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray has announced the availability of Smart911, a new initiative by the Office of Unified Communications (OUC).
Speaking to the media at a press conference at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the Company said that Mayor Gray discussed how Smart911 will provide emergency responders with much more complete information about 9-1-1 callers so they can respond to the right location, with the right personnel and the right equipment.
"Smart911 will allow our responders to save lives and resolve emergency situations much more effectively," said Mayor Gray. "This is an excellent example of how technology can improve a critical public safety system for the benefit of all."
The availability of Smart911 will add to OUC Director Jennifer Greene's goal of making the Office of Unified Communications the nation's most efficient and responsive communications agency. Introduced less than two years ago by Rave Mobile Safety, the software partner for campus and public safety, noted that Smart911 is a public/private partnership enabling the creation of a critical caller database that integrates with the 9-1-1 system.
"Our goal is to help residents help us to provide the best possible service, and I think Smart911 does just that," said OUC Director, Jennifer Greene. "This is an innovative approach to enhancing public safety. Overall, I think the service will provide users a greater sense of security in knowing our first responders have information that could ultimately save their lives."
With Smart911, Rave Mobile Safety said that residents are able to create a Safety Profile at smart911.com that is automatically displayed to 9-1-1 during emergency calls. The profile can include home and work addresses associated with mobile phone numbers, specific medical conditions and disabilities, all family members, vehicles, pets and more.
"When people call 9-1-1 and can't speak, the only data available to emergency responders is a phone number and a location," said Tom Axbey, president and CEO, Rave Mobile Safety. "By putting more information in the hands of emergency responders, cities like Washington, D.C. dramatically improve their ability to protect their citizens from tragic outcomes."