You don’t need to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. A controversial statement for sure. 9-1-1 has always been the go-to for emergency response. Alert-Com is better than calling 9-1-1.
In November of 1967 the FCC met with AT&T to find a means to establish a universal emergency number. The code 9-1-1 was chosen and implemented in 1968. Countless lives saved as a result.
Calling 9-1-1 is a staple in US culture
At a young age we teach children to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Fire stations host open houses to demonstrate how firemen and women help keep us safe. Interactive safety demonstrations teach kids how to respond in an emergency. Trips to the fire station and learning about safety are a part of most childhoods. As we grow up those lessons stick with us. Climbing into the giant fire truck. Honking the horn and imagining being a hero is a lifelong memory. The number 9-1-1 also becomes a permanent memory and go-to when an emergency arises.
Is 9-1-1 the only option?
Safety plans and procedures in an organization differ from those in a private home. A public emergency has a lot more factors involved.
Would it surprise you to hear that calling 9-1-1 may not be the best option? Using Alert-Com as the go-to for emergency response is better. Whether your organization is a start-up with a few employees or a worldwide operation with millions, communication is key. The technology to communicate has grown extensively over the past few decades. The same technologies that can create emergencies must be used to better respond to them.
Why Alert-Com is better than calling 9-1-1
No wrong Information
It is not a guessing game. Crucial information pushed from Alert-com directly to first responders . Accurate information in real time. Activate alert-com and instantly receive, who, what and where to respond.
Allows for actionable communication
9-1-1 callers often panic and trying to gather information. They are still trying to process what is happening. They may give incorrect information. Not knowing the address or exact location is common. It is easy to make assumptions at this stage which can affect what response is needed. During this process time is ticking away.
Alert-com contacts the appropriate responders in real time. Accurate information about location is available instantly. In turn, the needed help is sent immediately. This communication system has the capability to transmit crucial information throughout the organization. This alerts others of possible danger. Which areas to avoid or additional safety measures will be communicated quickly and accurately.
Shorter response time
Alert-com gets help on the way immediately. You can still follow up and call 911 with additional information if that makes you feel safer. Because you used alert-com the appropriate first responders will already be on the way. According to the JAMA surgery study, “Just a five-minute delay, say from 7 minutes to 12 minutes, can result in the odds of death increasing by 46 percent.” Life-saving help arrives quicker with Alert-com. Contact us today.