The service has been available in other parts of the state since June, when Arkansas became the first state in the nation to offer it.
Since then, agencies across the state have been working to activate service for their communities, and the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office is the latest to get on board.
Smart911 allows citizens to create a free Safety Profile online of additional data about themselves and family members which is automatically displayed to 9-1-1 dispatchers during emergency calls. The result is far greater emergency response effectiveness and saved lives.
"Having more information available during an emergency can be an immeasurable benefit to emergency responders and we encourage citizens to create a Smart911 Safety Profile," according to Sergeant Doug Cunningham. "The profile can detail medical conditions and disabilities that help dispatchers understand why a caller might be uncommunicative, expediting and supporting EMT response. In an emergency, more information means greater effectiveness, saving invaluable time and lives."
Smart911 is a nationwide service that is entirely private and secure, once a Safety Profile has been created, anytime that citizen dials 9-1-1 in an area with active service, their profile will be available to 9-1-1 and emergency responders. The availability of this service provides Arkansans with an enhanced level of safety across the entire state.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office serves the unincorporated area of Pulaski County, Arkansas with 9-1-1, Police, Fire, EMT, and emergency utilities response.
Click here to create a Smart911 safety profile.