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DuPage Public Safety Communications (DU-COMM) has announced its
launching of the Smart911 program. Smart911 is a free-to-the-user secure
and confidential program, which allows citizens to enter personal information to
be displayed when 9-1-1 is called from a landline or cellular phone.
In a leading step to improve incident outcome, the Smart911 program is aimed at
strengthening and expanding the current 9-1-1 program by providing additional
critical information about the caller to the 9-1-1 call taker. The program
which includes basic information such as home address, is also capable of
including information on disabilities, medical and rescue-related conditions,
and childrenís photos. The registrant is provided the opportunity to
enter the information he or she wants made available to the 9-1-1 dispatch
Additionally, Smart911 is a national program allowing the callerís information
to be made available in areas of the country where the service is also provided.
The same information that the registrant provided in DuPage County, would also
be available to the 9-1-1 call taker outside the DuPage County area when 9-1-1
To decide if the Smart911 service is right for you and your family, or to simply
sign up, please view the links below:
Glendale Heights Emergency Communications
Center now offers a free, new service to help you when you call 9-1-1. Once
you've signed up, first responders will be provided important information that
will help them address your emergency.
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ILLINOIS PREMISE ALERT PROGRAM ENROLLMENT
Provided by (Du Comm) Du Page Public Safety Communications.
The dispatch agency for the Glenside Fire Protection District.