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HPD launches new program to better help residents in an emergency

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A new program that could help first responders provide a faster, more accurate response during an emergency launched on Wednesday. 

The Honolulu Police Department launched their new program, "Smart911."

The program will allow residents and visitors on Oahu to provide information, such as medical history, about themselves and their family prior to an emergency.

The emergency management service of Smart911 allows the user to answer questions about themselves, family, and other household members that will help emergency management officials plan for and respond to disasters by being able to understand the needs of their community. 

After a participant signs up, the information will go directly to a dispatcher if you have to call 9-1-1. 

"If a citizen is unconscious we may not know if they are diabetic epileptic have and allergy or even a heart condition.  These are details that are vital to their treatment for all first responders," explained one officer. 

Creating a profile takes less than five minutes, and the information can be vital in an emergency. 

To sign up, click HERE

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