Save the date for this valuable resource
Thursday, April 28, 2016
10 a.m. – Noon
American Legion Hall Post 300
West Chicago seniors and their families will have the opportunity to sign up for Smart911, an innovative safety service, at the 2016 Senior Fair on Thursday, April 28, 2016 from 10 a.m. – noon at the West Chicago American Legion Post 300, 123 Main St., West Chicago.
Smart911 saves time and it can save lives. Users create detailed profiles with critical medical and family information that helps first responders when a 911 call is placed. The service is offered by the Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB) of DuPage County and is supported by existing 911 fees.
Smart911 is especially valuable to households with seniors as well as anyone with a physical or cognitive disability. Profiles can include information about specific medical needs or conditions, and caregivers’ names can be included as emergency contacts.
A representative from the DuPage County ETSB will be on hand at the Fair to help seniors with the signup process. On average, it takes about 15 minutes to create a profile. Each account will need to have an email associated with it. If a senior does not have an email account, it is encouraged that they use the email of a family member or friend. For added convenience, a signup form which may be filled out by a family member prior to the Senior Fair, may be found at http://bit.ly/1Uvzqgq or below.
Anyone who lives in, works in or visits DuPage County can create a profile. It’s free and completely confidential – the information provided is available only to emergency responders during a 911 call.