Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's 9-1-1 Education Month!

April marks the recognition of 9-1-1 Education month in the United States!  During this time, 9-1-1 entities all over are able to showcase how vital 9-1-1 education is for both adults and children. For over 40 years, 9-1-1 has served as an essential part of emergency services. This month symbolizes the importance of public education on 9-1-1 services and the proper use of this service. 

While many people are aware of the significance of 9-1-1 and using it correctly, there are still many people who are not. As a society, we must work to educate individuals so that 9-1-1 is used for emergencies and is not misused or abused otherwise. By cutting down on misuse or abuse of 9-1-1, it will essentially help 9-1-1 call takers respond to real emergencies quicker and more efficiently.

Learning about 9-1-1 safety can be lots of fun with the right educational tools! The Commission on State Emergency Communications created Cell Phone Sally along with her friends to assist in conveying three basic messages to the public: when to call 9-1-1, how to call 9-1-1, and what to say in case of a police, fire, medical or poison emergency.

What are you waiting for? Head on over to www.911safety.org and check out the huge selection of publications and educational materials geared toward adults, seniors and children that assist in education and importance of 9-1-1. The various items also provide 9-1-1 public educators the opportunity to purchase 9-1-1 educational products at volume discounts! Check out www.911safety.org today and become more knowledgeable on emergency safety in a fun and simple way.

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