Long Island, NY - December 4, 2014 - Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas Krumpter today launched Smart911, a public safety service to enhance call taking, streamline response times, assist in planning and response in the event of a disaster, and provide emergency alerts to residents.
“Nassau County is the safest large suburban county in the United States of America and our crime rate is now at the lowest level in history,” said County Executive Mangano. “Smart911 allows us to provide an even higher level of emergency service to residents while also enhancing officer safety. The more information we are able to gather about any situation enables responders to make better decisions more quickly when lives and property are at risk.”
The Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) is providingSmart911, which allows residents to create a free safety profile for their household online that can include information necessary for 911 call takers to have in the event of an emergency. Details can include names and photos of all family members, medical conditions, allergies, pets, and emergency contacts. The Safety Profile will immediately display to 911 call takers when the resident makes an emergency calls, and also provides a way for residents to include information that will enhance disaster response such as power needs for medical equipment, evacuation assistance and sheltering needs. In the event of a natural disaster, public safety officials will be able to quickly determine which residents need assistance.
“Smart911 streamlines the time necessary to illicit critical information and allows faster assignment and dispatch of responders to call locations with more information to assist the residents quickly,” said Acting Police Commissioner Krumpter.
Smart911 also provides the capability to conduct Mass Emergency Alerting callouts, allowing residents to opt-in to receive emergency alerts from public safety officials based on geographic locations of events. These mass notifications can be sent through various means of communications including phone, text or e-mail.
All options for Smart911 are managed by residents at the website and can be changed or updated at any time. There is no cost to residents who register with Smart911.