The City of Newport is offering SMART911, a web-based service designed to give emergency responders information automatically if you or any person in your household calls 911 for emergency services. On average, people who have signed up and completed a profile on Smart911 saved approximately 11 minutes in emergency response times. By creating a profile, emergency responders are able to:
* Let responders know how to access your home, bedrooms, utility shut off locations, and if you live in a multi-unit building.
* EMS can be aware of any medical conditions, medications, and special equipment needs in the case of an emergency.
* You can add pets, service animals, and livestock so responders are aware of them if they need to enter your home.
* Include family members, neighbors, or friends that should be contacted in the event of an emergency.
Visit www.smart911.com and sign up for a free profile. There is no charge for this service.