RapidSOS

Platte and Polk County Residents Can Create a Free RapidSOS Ready Emergency Health Profile to Share Critical Health Data with 9-1-1 in an Emergency 

Platte and Polk County residents now have the ability to create a free Emergency Health Profile at emergencyprofile.org to share opt-in medical information with Columbus-Platte County Joint Communications Center in the case of an emergency. RapidSOS, the world’s first emergency response data platform, teamed up with The American Heart Association, The American Red Cross, and Direct Relief to launch this initiative in an effort to get first responders critical health information in an emergency, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today, 9-1-1 telecommunicators are forced to rely on the limited information a phone call can provide, often resulting in dispatching delays and first responders arriving on scene under-informed. In partnership with public safety, RapidSOS created an emergency response data platform that securely links life-saving data from over 350M connected devices to over 5,000 Emergency Communication Centers nationwide – protecting more than 300M people in the U.S. This data helps the Columbus-Platte County Joint Communications Center accelerate response times and provides first responders with incident-specific information prior to arriving on-scene.

The Columbus-Platte County Joint Communications Center became RapidSOS Ready in 2020. Their call-takers use RapidSOS Portal, a browser-based tool, to access accurate caller location and additional life-saving information when responding to 9-1-1 calls.

How can you become RapidSOS Ready?

People can create their free Emergency Health Profile by visiting emergencyprofile.org and entering pertinent medical and profile information, such as:

  • Name, DOB, and address
  • Pre-existing conditions
  • Allergies
  • Medical Notes (ex. Mental health issues, developmental disabilities, etc.)
  • COVID-19 symptoms
  • Emergency contacts

To ensure data privacy, information is associated with an individual’s phone number and is only made available to first responders when a 9-1-1 call is placed from the associated phone number. To learn more and create a free Emergency Health Profile, visit www.emergencyprofile.orgRapidSOS