News Release 08-27-21: Loudoun County Achieves Compliance with Virginia’s Marcus Alert Legislation through RapidSOS
The Loudoun County Emergency Communications Center has joined the over 4,800 Emergency Communications Centers worldwide utilizing RapidSOS to enhance the data provided to first responders when you call 911 from a mobile device.
RapidSOS is an emergency response data platform that securely links lifesaving data from over 350 million connected devices and platforms to emergency services and first responders.
By creating your secure and free profile with RapidSOS, first responders receive critical data when you call 911 from your registered mobile device such as:
- Your exact location
- Real-time health information
- Crash data
Getting data to the emergency communications center is more critical than ever and having immediate access to important caller health and profile data can help speed response times and ensure the safety of both first responders and those calling for help.
Individuals can opt-in to this service by creating an Emergency Health Profile at EmergencyProfile.org, a free service launched by RapidSOS in collaboration with The American Red Cross, the American Heart Association and Direct Relief.
Follow this quick three-step process to create your secure and free Emergency Health Profile with RapidSOS:
- Go to emergencyprofile.org
- Click “Sign Up”.
- Enter your contact and health information and save your profile. Ensure that you keep your profile updated so that 911 professionals are receiving the most accurate health and contact information.
Note: Individuals may also opt-in to share critical information with first responders by setting up their Apple Medical ID via the iPhone Health App and selecting "share during emergency call."
The RapidSOS emergency response data platform securely delivers information to 911 personnel from the apps and devices that we use every day. It can share real-time health data with paramedics when someone is experiencing a heart attack (such as current medications, medical history, allergies); immediately notify 911 of a car crash and share critical data (such as severity, number of occupants, car crash history); alert a fire department about a building or home fire and share the location of trapped occupants.
Simple sign-up: Quick three-step process to create your profile.
Free for all: The service is provided at no cost to individuals in the U.S.
Real-time data: Profile information you authorize is automatically shared with the 911 center managing your emergency.
Secure: Information is only shared with public safety personnel during an active 911 call.
The data provided when creating your emergency health profile is managed by RapidSOS and remains secure per their privacy guidelines. To learn more about the RapidSOS technology that is protecting lives, visit rapidsos.com.