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Grand Traverse County Dispatchers Say Smart 911 Will Save Lives

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It is one of the biggest upgrades to the 911 system in decades and one northern Michigan county is the first in the state to use it.

Smart 911 allows users to register their phone number to provide dispatchers with information during an emergency.

Grand Traverse County Central Dispatch unveiled the new technology Tuesday in Traverse City.

Local emergency responders say it will help them improve response times and the quality of their service.

The system allows user to input a variety of information from medical conditions to the number of pets living in a home.

Creating a profile is free. Visit www.smart911.com to learn how.