GT Co. Dispatch Center Expands Smart 911 Program To Businesses

A Grand Traverse County dispatch center now has a new way to provide emergency responders with information before they get to a scene.

The Smart 911 Facility Program allows businesses to create a profile with useful information if an emergency were to occur in or around their business.

This could include a layout of the building, where the nearest fire extinguisher or AED is on site.

Dispatchers say the more information they know— the quicker the response can be.

"We always want to speak to someone on scene. We always want to get as much information as we can, but if we have additional resources where we can help the victim in the process— it could save a life-it save minutes,” said Leah Hornacek, Grand Traverse County Dispatch Supervisor.

To register your business, click here.