In an emergency situation involving a person with specific needs, the first step is to dial 9-1-1.
9-1-1 telecommunicators play a key role in figuring out the type of emergency that is occurring and determining the proper staff and equipment needed in the particular situation. Whether the individual is having a medical emergency, has had a physical accident, or is in another situation, it is vital to communicate the specific details about the person's condition and needs and understand the response may require very specific actions. Smart911 can provide the important details needed by 9-1-1 and response teams to assist this person.
If there is a fire in your home, your pets can be included in your Safety Profile so that responders know they are in the house and may need assistance as well.
If you have an animal who may be protective of your family or home, it is beneficial for responders to be aware of them so that they can approach your home with appropriate tactics to best assist you and keep your pet safe from harm.
Weather Related Emergency
If there is a need to evacuate your home due to a weather emergency, your pet can be listed in your profile so emergency responder know how many people and animals may need help.