In an effort to reach out to those without Internet access or to anyone with concerns about signing up, the Conway Police Department will host a Smart911 signup day at the Conway Police Department from 5-7 p.m. on Aug. 9.

CPD employees will be on-hand to offer assistance in signing up, and the department is offering the use of computers for anyone who would like to enter the information on their own.

Smart911 is a free national database that gives 9-1-1 dispatchers and first responders critical rescue information about a person in the event of an emergency.

It is now available to residents of Conway and Faulkner County.

Smart911 will provide information tailored individuals using a "smart safety profile."

Users can register their own private profiles online at www.smart911.com.

In the event of an emergency, that information will be made available to 9-1-1 dispatchers in the Conway Emergency Operations Center and emergency responders.

Users are given the option to provide information including directions to and pictures of their residence, pictures of family members and information on medical histories.

The database is not searchable, officials say, and the system is activated and the information is made available only in the event of a call to 9-1-1.

Those with questions or needing assistance signing up can contact the Conway Police Department at 513-3583.