New 911 Features Now Available In Livingston County
Howell, MI – Livingston County's Central Dispatch is launching two new safety initiatives to better protect our residents in an emergency.
A new service, Text-to-911, allows individuals to send a text message to 911 from their mobile devices if they are in Livingston County. Central Dispatch has been testing this service since early October. "We are very proud to be able to offer the Text-to-911 service to our residents and visitors giving them this tool that provides another avenue for individuals to contact 9-1-1 during a time of need.
new service that Central Dispatch is launching is Smart911, a free service that
allows individuals and families to sign up online and provide key information
to 911 centers. This information enables more effective emergency response by
law enforcement, fire, and emergency medical services. Smart911
enables residents to create a Safety Profile at www.smart911.com for their entire
household. Residents can customize their profile and share any information they
want Central Dispatch and response teams to have in the event of an emergency.
All information in the Safety Profile is private and secure, and it is seen
only when the resident dials 911. When a resident makes an emergency call,
their Safety Profile is automatically displayed to the 911 call taker, allowing
them to send the right response teams to the right location with the right