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SLO Sheriff encouraging community to create health profiles on Smart911

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Posted at 7:30 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 22:30:22-04

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has added a new feature for its Smart911 system which officials say will provide important health data to 911 dispatchers about an individual's risk for coronavirus.

By signing up for Smart911, sheriff's officials say people can help first responders get the information they need about every person in their family who may need assistance, not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but during any emergency.

Smart911 is a free service which the sheriff's office began offering last year.

To create a Smart911 Safety Profile for your household, visit www.smart911.com or download the Smart911 App. You'll be able to provide medical information about those who may be at higher risk of developing a COVID-19 illness, including older adults and those with a history of chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, respiratory conditions, and compromised immune systems.

When an individual calls 911, their Smart911 Safety Profile is automatically displayed, allowing 911 dispatchers to send emergency response teams to the right location with enhanced medical data.

Sheriff's officials say Smart911 is private and secure, is only used for emergency responses, and only made available to the 911 system in the event of an emergency call.