Enhanced 911 is a program where you, as the parent of a child with special needs, have the opportunity to alert emergency response teams to the unique disability, circumstances, and needs of your child. The information on the Enhanced 911 form will be input into the 911 system so that if there is an emergency at your home, the additional information about your child would be displayed to the police or fire dispatcher. The dispatcher would then relay the information to the appropriate response team. For example, if you had a young child who was deaf, it would be very helpful for the fire crew to know about him/her and possibly what bedroom they slept in so they would know simply yelling into the house may not be enough to alert the child.
Many of our children have issues or needs unique to them. The Enhanced 911 program is a way to let emergency responders provide the best service and ensure the safety of your child by knowing know important facts. You may instead submit this form directly to the police or fire dispatcher in your county.
If anything changes after submitting this form (for example, your child moves to another room in the house), please contact your county dispatcher to submit an updated form.
PLEASE NOTE: If you live in RICE COUNTY, they will keep the information you submit on-hand, but their system may not be automated yet.
Form to submit to your county agency: Enhanced 911 Form