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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Community Connect Helps First Responders Better Serve Residents

Eastside Fire & Rescue announces Community Connect, a free, secure and easy to use platform that allows you to share critical information about your household that will aid first responders and emergency response personnel when responding to your residence. EF&R partnered with First Due Size Up to be the first fire department in King County to utilize Community Connect within the community. 

This is a website focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster.

‘We are always looking for ways to better serve our community,” Eastside Fire & Rescue Chief Jeff Clark said. “By providing information about your household that you feel is important for us to know about at the time of an emergency, we can ensure you and everything you care about is protected to the best of our ability.”

Community Connect is a free, secure and easy-to-use website that allows residents to share critical information about their household to aid first responders to respond more efficiently and effectively to emergency calls.  

Residents can create a profile, then enter critical property and occupant information, which is then made available to public safety agencies at the time of dispatch.

Data is 100% secure and used only for better serving the residents during emergency situations.

The program is voluntary, and residents can decide what information they are comfortable sharing, including a point of contact, pets in the home, any special hazards, any occupants with special needs, and meeting place for family members in the event of a fire. The program also allows for burn permits to be completed online. 

Community Connect is available for residents within the service area of Eastside Fire & Rescue. For more information and to sign up, https://firstduesizeup.com/cc/eastside/

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