Block Watch Captains learn how to use "Smart911" tonight, Sept. 24

Meeting announcement from the West Seattle Block Watch Captains' Network (meetings are open to everyone):

Have you created your Safety Profile for Smart911?

The city of Seattle now has Smart911 and it will soon be implemented throughout the rest of King County. Come see how Smart911 can benefit you in a crisis!

Our guest this month is Kayreen Lum, the Program Coordinator for King County E911.

She’ll explain how Smart911 works, show us what Smart911 provides to dispatchers versus what they get without Smart911, and discuss how to take advantage of this new supplemental data service.

Meeting schedule (Come early, stay late!)

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, 6:30-8 PM

SW Police Precinct, 2300 SW Webster Street (at Delridge Ave SW, next to Home Depot)

6:00-6:30 Arrive early for light snacks, socializing and networking with each other while we set up the room. We’ll bring pictures from the Summer Social!

6:30-7:00 Introductions, announcements, concerns, sharing ideas.

7:00-8:00 Special guest: Kayreen Lum, King County E911 program.

8:00-8:30 Feel free to stay after the meeting to continue your discussions.

Everyone is welcome, even if you aren’t a Block Watch Captain! RSVP is appreciated, but not necessary to attend. You can email us at wsblockwatchnet@gmail.com or phone us at 206-424-0040.

Hope to see you there!

Background on Smart911: Smart911 is a free service that allows citizens across the U.S. to create a Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 to have in the event of an emergency. Then, when anyone in that household dials 9-1-1 from a phone associated with their Safety Profile, their profile is immediately displayed to the 9-1-1 call taker providing additional information that can be used to facilitate the proper response to the proper location. At a time when seconds count, being able to provide 9-1-1 with all details that could impact response the second an emergency call is placed could be the difference between life and death.

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