Tuesday, April 21, 2009
|If you needed to call 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency, wouldn’t it be great if they already had details about your situation that would help First Responders be better prepared when they reach your home?
If you needed to call 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency, wouldn’t it be great if they already had details about your situation that would help First Responders be better prepared when they reach your home?
Well you can help to make that happen with C.A.R.E., the Citizen Address Response Enhancement program. Providing special instructions to the 9-1-1 operator before an emergency occurs, can save lives and time, and aid in the response of emergency service personnel.
You can provide special directions to the residence, special medical conditions of residents, and other special instructions; gate codes, emergency contact numbers, whether a guard dog is present, etc. You can also authorize the Bernalillo County Fire and Rescue Department to make routine visits to check on the health status of the residents.
The QWest Telephone system allows for residences and businesses to attach detail information to their Qwest telephone number that will display to the 9-1-1 operators when you call for an emergency. If you only have a cell phone, this program can still be used. All the information will be tied to your address so when an emergency responder is sent to that address, they will have that information.
Choose from the links below to get a Citizen Address Response Enhancement Form in either English or Spanish.
If someone doesn’t have internet access, have them call the Emergency Communications Non-Emergency number, 798-7000 and the form will be mailed to them.
Just fill out, sign and return the form to:
Bernalillo County 9-1-1 Communications Center
10401 Holly Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122.
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