Local communications center now RapidSOS ready

Courtesy photo Telecommunication safety professionals with the Sublette County Communications 911 Center are now RapidSOS ready. Citizens can opt-in to RapidSOS by creating a free emergency health profile by visiting emergencyprofile.org.

SUBLETTE COUNTY — Sublette County residents now have the ability to create a free Emergency Health Profile at emergencyprofile.org, where they can opt-in to share medical information with the Sublette County Communications 911 Center in the event of an emergency. RapidSOS, the world’s first emergency response data platform, teamed up with The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross and Direct Relief to launch this initiative in an effort to get first responders critical health information sooner in emergency situations.

 Today, 911 telecommunicators must rely on the limited information a wireless phone call can provide, often resulting in dispatching delays and first responders arriving on scene under-informed. In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS created an emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from over 350 million connected devices to over 4,800 emergency communication centers nationwide — protecting more than 300 million people in the U.S. Having access to these data helps the Sublette County Communications 911 Center accelerate response times and provides first responders with incident-specific information prior to arriving on-scene.

The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office Communications 911 Center is RapidSOS ready as of March 13. Call-takers use the RapidSOS Portal, a browser-based tool, to access accurate caller location and additional life-saving information when responding to wireless 911 calls.

Become RapidSOS ready

Citizens can create their free emergency health profile by visiting emergencyprofile.org and entering pertinent medical and profile information, such as
• Name, date of birth and address
• Pre-existing conditions

  • Allergies
  • Medical notes (ex. mental health issues, developmental disabilities, etc.)
  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • Emergency contacts

“Our 911 agencies and first responders do incredible work every day to keep our communities safe,” said RapidSOS senior director of Public Safety Karin Marquez. “We hope that the Emergency Health Profile will provide Sublette County telecommunicators and first responders with another tool to help them respond quickly and provide the appropriate care during a caller’s time of need.”

To ensure data privacy, information is directly associated with an individual’s phone number and is only made available to first responders when a 911 call is placed from the associated phone number. To learn more and create a free emergency health profile, visit www.emergencyprofile.org.