Campaign: FEMA Think Tank

Emergency Contacts

Barely 90 percent of the U.S. population has a proper plan in place for their emergency contacts. Many have become so complacent with the task. The general public has no idea how much time, every day, 911, police, hospitals, etc., spend trying to contact family or friends due to a loved one. I know because I spent years doing it and decided there is a better way and I have dedicated over two years, putting my plan into action. Every day there are house fires, car accidents, sick people, unconscious people, traumatic injuries, missing persons, elderly-(sick,lost,confused), children left in the hands of protection services due to a parent that is suddenly sick or even arrested and family members cannot be found. The list is very, very long of reasons why emergency contacts need to be put into one very safe, easily accessible database. Just like 911 has a language line number to call when they need translation, I have developed a "live-manned" emergency contact call center. Registration is per household. Each person gets 3 or more extra numbers attached to their name/phone number.. When a need arises based on a name, address or phone number (think dropped 911 calls), our center takes information from the person seeking the contact information and a callback number. We begin the calling process and pass on the information. This is the only way to keep everyone's information safe and secure. All data is kept off line and our call takers are former public safety employees and understand the task at hand.

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Idea No. 1599