“It’s the best Christmas gift you can give!” exclaimed Porter County
Commissioner President John Evans, R-North, who went as far to say “it is
the best thing ever!”
And, not only that, it’s free.
But what is truly wondrous is that you will also be helping the citizens of
Newtown, Conn. in the wake of last week’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary
E-911 Communications Director John Jokantas at this week’s County
Commissioner meeting said that for those who sign up for Smart E911 through
its national website, the service will donate $1 to Sandy Hook for each
profile created throughout the rest of 2012.
“At this time of tragedy in their community, we honor the memory of those
lost, and pay tribute to the 9-1-1 call takers and first responders who were
called upon to respond to a devastating situation, and yet still continue on
to offer support to their communities in their moment of need,” the website
Smart911, a service developed by Rave Mobile Safety, has been available to
Porter County residents for more than a year and half. It has always been
free and confidential and no cost to the county.
The website asks residents to provide information such as how many people
live at the address, location of bedrooms, pet information, residents with
disabilities or medical conditions and emergency shutoffs.
It also asks for you to provide emergency contact numbers and any pictures
you may have of family members and pets so response teams can locate them.
Profile information is only accessed when the number calls 9-1-1 to request
emergency service. First responders use the information to provide efficient
To sign up, go to www.smart911.com.
Jokantas said more information can be found on the Porter County Central
Communication Center’s Facebook page.