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Alpharetta Public Safety, Smart 911 offer holiday safety advice

by Jonathan Copsey

December 23, 2013

ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and partner Smart 911 are offering holiday safety advice for the community. During the holiday season, Alpharetta's public safety professionals see an increase in a variety of preventable accidents and strongly encourage the community to sign up for the free Smart 911 profile at Smart911.com.

By signing up, residents can attach valuable information to their screen profile at the Alpharetta 911 center. When an emergency call comes in, the 911 dispatchers can receive additional information such as the number of adults and children in the household, pet information, disability issues, current medications, allergies, special needs, vehicles and any other pertinent information.

This valuable information will help emergency responders evaluate the situation prior to arrival on scene.

In order to lessen the need for emergency responders, Smart 911 offers holiday safety advice at Smart911.com/holidaysafety.

Additionally as a public service to the community, Alpharetta Fire Services created a fun holiday video starring their "Alpharetta Firefighter Elf." This video is entertaining, but it is a serious reminder of the dangers that could exists in homes during the holiday season.

Watch the video on YouTube at: http://youtu.be/a45TRXJiCVc .