Mercer Islanders should consider creating a profile in the new “Smart 911” service available to all King County residents.
This service allows people to create “safety profiles” that can be seen by emergency responders when one calls 911. As little or as much information as one wishes can be provided. Information may include address, medical, disability and security information.
When one calls 911 from a cell phone, only the general location of the caller is provided, so registering a school, work and home address can help responders locate callers more easily.
For additional information, go to www.smart911.com. Officer Rob Jira can be contacted for more information by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.