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Posted on: February 22, 2021

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety rolls out new engagement platform

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GRANTS PASS PUBLIC SAFETY & FIRE SERVICES ADOPTS COMMUNITY CONNECT TO BRIDGE CRITICAL INFO DATA GAP BETWEEN RESIDENTS AND FIRST RESPONDERS

Grants Pass Department of Public Safety rolls out platform to better engage residents to prepare for emergency situations and ultimately keep their community safe.

GRANTS PASS - Grants Pass Public Safety & Fire Services has been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster. 

Community Connect is a secure, user-friendly platform allowing residents to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes.

In addition to the residential portal, Community Connect also helps business owners and managers keep people at their commercial properties safe by giving first responders access to critical documents such as evacuation procedures, occupant rosters, hazardous material lists and more. Additionally, designated contacts at properties joining the program will receive immediate alerts via text message whenever first responders are dispatched to their building address.

Community Connect is completely voluntary and residents are individually able to decide which information they are comfortable sharing. Residents simply create a profile and enter critical property and occupant information which is then made available to public safety agencies at the time of dispatch. Data provided by residents within Community Connect is 100 percent secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the resident during emergency situations.

To learn more about the program and to create a profile, please visit Grants Pass Community Connect.

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