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Media Contact:
Brian Maydwell, Operations Manager
Phone: (573) 874-7400

Joint Communications continues partnership with Smart911

August 12, 2015

Boone County Joint Communications continues to encourage residents of a free service designed to improve emergency response. "Smart911" allows people to create a safety profile and provide information that they want to make available to 9-1-1 telecommunicators during an emergency. Information submitted in the profile can include:

  • Physical descriptions of persons in the home
  • Number of people and/or pets in the home
  • Medical conditions
  • Medical history
  • Medications
  • Disabilities
  • Allergies
  • Mobility limitations
  • Information on your home's floor plan

Whenever a Smart911-registered phone calls the 9-1-1 Operations Center, that submitted information is automatically made available to the telecommunicator.

"Smart911 can greatly shorten response time in a critical situation," says Joint Communications Operations Manager Brian Maydwell. "Smart911 can quickly make information about you and your family readily available to emergency responders at a time when seconds count."

Maydwell encourages college students in Columbia to register their cell phones to the Smart911 service and provide necessary information about them. First responders will have quick and easy access to the students' medical details that they might not normally have.

Information submitted on Smart911 profiles is kept completely private and secure and only viewable by emergency personnel when the registered user calls 9-1-1. Residents have the option to choose what information to share, and what not to share.

To find out more about Smart911, or to register for free, log on to the website