The DuPage Emergency Telephone Service Board (ETSB) recently launched Smart 9-1-1 - a new system that enables you to enter safety information online that can be automatically displayed to operators in the event of an emergency.
Smart911 can help protect you and your loved ones by storing your critical care and emergency rescue information during a calm moment, when you can take the time to ensure that the information entered is correct and accurate. This information can be key for first responders in communicating with you, understanding any special needs and locating your home.
Supplied information can include children's photos, medical conditions, home addresses of mobile phone callers, disabilities or other rescue-related information.
Participants can register cellular and smart phones, as well as land lines. Smart911 then automatically delivers this information with any 9-1-1 call to the call taker's work station at participating Public Service Answering Points. To register for this free service, please visit www.smart911.com
. The information provided remains completely confidential and is only available to emergency responders during a 9-1-1 call.
The DuPage ETSB serves 16 independent 9-1-1 dispatch centers. These centers, which include DUCOMM, provide police and fire dispatch services for Glen Ellyn and handle over 900,000 9-1-1 calls for service each year. DuPage ETSB E911 serves a resident population of over 932,541 and has a service delivery area of over 333 square miles.