Members of the Conway Police Department have extended a charitable incentive to all Faulkner County residents who have yet to sign up for Smart911, 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.
In light of the tragic events in Newtown, Conn., a $1 donation will be made by Smart911 for every safety profile created through the end of the year.
In the event of an emergency, information contained in the safety profile 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 emergency database is not searchable —information is made available only by an individual’s phone call to 9-1-1 — and can only be accessed in the event of an emergency.
For more information on the program or to register your residence in the Smart911 database, visit www.smart911.com.
Anyone with questions on the program or needing assistance with registration can contact the Conway Police Department at 501-513-3583.
(Megan Reynolds is a staff writer and can be reached by phone at 505-1277 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @LCDonline.)