On April 5th Bay County 9-1-1 Central Dispatch is kicking off a Smart911 Awareness Campaign.
Families can benefit from Smart911 by creating a profile for their household, including names and photos of family members, medical notes, home address, pets and emergency contacts. This profile appears to 9-1-1 immediately when any phone in that household dials 9-1-1. We would appreciate your help in getting the word out to the families in your community about this free service and encourage them to take advantage of them.
An added benefit to signing up for Smart911 is that you will also be able to opt-in to BAY Alerts. BAY Alerts is an emergency mass notification system that is used to contact Bay County residents and businesses via phone messages, text messages and/or e-mail messages in case of emergency. BAY Alerts will notify residents of emergencies or critical situations and provide information regarding necessary actions, such as evacuation and shelter-in-place.