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Posted on: July 10, 2017

*** INTRODUCING SMART 911 ***

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We are excited to introduce Smart 911 to the residents and businesses of Morris Township!

DID YOU KNOW???
Over 70% 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.

Smart911 allows citizens to create a Safety Profile at www.smart911.com for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and response teams to have in the event of an emergency. When a citizen makes an emergency call, their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker, allowing them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right information.

Responders can be aware of many details they would not have known previously, and now fire crews can arrive at a house fire knowing how many people live in the home and the location of bedrooms, EMS can be advised of allergies or specific medical conditions and police can have the photo of a missing child in seconds rather than minutes or hours.

This service is FREE and your information is only accessible to a 9-1-1 call taker when you call 9-1-1. It is completely secure and ready for you to use! Take this important step in providing the fastest and most efficient emergency services to you and your family!

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