Registration For Emergency Program Disappoints
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — In the six weeks since the launch of the Smart911 in Calcasieu Parish, just over 1,000 residents have registered.
The American Press reports Smart911 is a national initiative that lets people create a profile providing first responders and law enforcement officers with critical information during an emergency.
Robin Martin, executive director for the Calcasieu Public Safety Communications District, or E-911, said the office expected about 2,500 people to create a profile after the program was introduced in August. He says the number may be lower because southwest Louisianaresidents are used to taking care of themselves.