Is Smart911 appropriate for all emergency notifications?

No. Smart911 is only one of many tools and has limitations. It does take some time to set up a Smart911 notification and make the calls. Threats in progress, such as a tornado that was just spotted, would not give emergency managers enough time to make a Smart911 notification. Emergencies that occur in a very brief time frame are not good candidates for a Smart911 type of notification. Other options may be more appropriate. - Smart911 Notification - Listen Carefully - Follow Instructions - Don’t hang up until you hear the whole message - Do not call 911 unless instructed

Any questions about Smart911 and its operation can be directed to our detective division at 708-671-3770.

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1. What is an Emergency Notification System?
2. What should I do if I receive a Smart911 message?
3. What does a Smart911 message sound like?
4. How does Smart911 work?
5. How does Smart911 determine what phone numbers to dial?
6. Why you may not receive a message?
7. What are some of the uses for Smart911?
8. Can Smart911 be used for non-emergency or urgent messages?
9. Who pays for Smart911?
10. Is Smart911 the only means of notification?
11. Is Smart911 appropriate for all emergency notifications?