BCB joined Independence Place this month to present Public Safety Services in Lexington to our consumers! Thanks to everyone who attended!
We learned a lot from our wonderful speakers. Did you know the fire department provides free fire alarms and installation for Lexington residents? They will also do a free home safety survey! If you're interested in this, call them at 859-231-5668.
We also learned about Smart911.com. When you sign up for Smart 911, you enter as much or as little personal information as you want. It can include pictures, home layout, blood type, any disabilities anyone in the household may have, medications that are vital, or anything else first responders would need to know. You then register cell phones in your household to your account. When any of those phones call 911, the first responders receive your information to help them respond appropriately to the call for help.
It is a private and secure service and your information is only available to the first responders if you dial 911. No one is able to look up your profile and personal information. For more information about Smart911, visit their website by clicking here
. If you would like to sign up for Smart911 and would like assistance, contact us at 859-259-1834 or contact Independence Place at 859-266-2807.
Image: Todd Holman and Captain Chris Bartley from the Lexington Fire Department
Image: Police Sgt. Josh Yahr
Photos courtesy of Dave Wickstrom, Independence Place Executive Director