Saturday, July 31, 2010

Nashville launches Smart911for emergency calls

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville emergency officials are encouraging people to provide vital information that can be delivered quickly to first responders in the event of an emergency. The city announced Friday the launch of Smart911, which allows people to submit information such as medical conditions or disabilities through a secure web site that can be accessed during an emergency call. Emergency Communications Center Director Duane Phillips said they see a growing number of calls from mobile phones and this service would help them more efficiently process emergency calls. The web site is

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