By Cali O'Hare, managing editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
PINEDALE — The Sublette County Sheriff’s Office announced the launch of Prepared Live within the local 9-1-1 Communication Center. The program was developed by Prepared. The software enables the SCSO 9-1-1 Communication Center to livestream receive multimedia and location data from mobile callers in real-time.
The new service improves the SCSO’s ability to effectively and efficiently respond to emergencies in the community.
The Prepared Live System is about saving lives. Having live, real-time information from an active scene helps ensure quicker and safer response services.
Participation in video-chat during a call is completely voluntary and the caller must consent. If the caller consents, they will receive a livestream link via text sent by the dispatcher, enabling the caller to activate live video upon a click.
It’s important to note that the video call function does not allow Sublette County 9-1-1 Communication Center access to the contents or settings of a caller’s phone.
This launch follows weeks of preparation and training to ensure that the SCSO communication officers and the team can properly utilize the software. Working side-by-side with the Prepared customer success team, the SCSO created and adopted policies to ensure that Prepared Live is used appropriately and effectively in various scenarios. Prepared is a mission-driven organization with a passion for improving public safety. In creating an app to help mitigate school emergencies, the team discovered that valuable data are lost in existing 9-1-1 processes and set out to address the problem by inventing Prepared Live. Since public launch in October 2021, the product has helped protect over 40 million people in 48 states.
To learn more about Prepared and Prepared Live, visit Prepared911.com.