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Smart911 service available to San Luis Obispo County residents

Posted at 2:23 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 21:27:57-05

Smart911 is now available in San Luis Obispo County, the sheriff’s office announced on Wednesday.

Smart911 is a free service that allows people to sign up online to provide key information to 911 dispatchers during an emergency. In addition to addresses and phone numbers, that can include details about medical conditions, medications, vehicles, pets, emergency contacts, and/or photos of family members.

Providing the information is optional and participants have the ability to choose which details they include.

You can create a Safety Profile for Smart911 at www.smart911.com.

Sheriff’s officials say when a citizen with a Smart911 Safety Profile makes an emergency call, the information provided in their profile will automatically be displayed to the 911 dispatcher.

Sheriff’s officials say it can help save time and lives.