DeKalb County, GA - DeKalb County Fire Rescue 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, easy to use platform that allows 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 that joined the program will receive immediate alerts via text message when First Responders are dispatched to the building address.
"Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that allows residents to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively"
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 resident's within Community Connect is 100% secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the resident during emergency situations.
If you are a resident in DeKalb County, please visit DeKalb County Community Connect to find out more information and register your household or business today.
First Due is on a mission to end first responder and citizen injuries due to a lack of information. First Due is focused on providing solutions for Fire and EMS agencies and the communities they serve, all with the goal of ensuring optimal preparedness for disaster situations.
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The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department is a modern, all-hazards organization that responds to calls for fire suppression, emergency medical services, and other hazardous conditions impacting our community. The department is currently recognized by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) as being an ISO Class 2 fire department which places DeKalb County in the top three percent of recognized fire departments in the United States.The department provides countywide coverage from 26 strategically located fire stations across DeKalb County.
We are proud to serve all of the unincorporated areas of DeKalb County as well as the cities of Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Stonecrest and Tucker. The department also provides a wide arrangement of non-emergency services in the community through the Public Education Division, Fire Marshal's Office and the Investigations Unit.
To see press and media assets for DeKalb County's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.