On February 16, 1968, Senator Rankin Fite completed the first 911 call made in the United States in Haleyville, Alabama, marking 2018, the 50th anniversary of the 911 system.
It certainly takes a strong person with a great deal of empathy, to be a 911 dispatcher. It is a nationwide system, and literally takes thousands of people a day to make it work. These people spend hours away from their families, to put their heart and soul into keeping families of strangers safe.
Going into a new millennium the days of landlines in every home, slowly begin to fade away. Cell phones are becoming the main means of communication ,but the way we connect with 911 is still generated around landlines. Dispatchers were still receiving calls the same way, yet finding it increasingly difficult determining the location of the caller.
September 11th, 2001 was a terrible day for not only America, but a huge test for the 911 dispatch system. Sadly the system and the dispatchers were over topped, and took on more than they could handle. While they did push through it, nothing really changed in the way the calls were relayed and taken after this event.
The Apple App Store launched in July 2008, a year after the first iPhone was released. It had 500 apps and, to many, was a revelation. 10 million applications were downloaded in the first weekend. As the years progressed more and more mobile apps were introduced, with Android joining the scene in 2011. Apple reached the 100,000 app mark first, a little more than a year after launch, in November 2009. The Android market hit 200,000 in early 2011 and nearly doubled its developer output through the remainder of the year. As of now, the Market has about 400,000 apps available, while iOS has nearly 550,000. Of all the apps available for Apple or Android, there is nothing out there for personal safety that will connect you, face to face with emergency services. Any type of shopping or entertainment you can think of is available, but nothing for face to face communication with emergency personnel.
Justifeyed is here and ready to make a change. This mobile app will bring the face to face communication of today's technology to our 911 system, and provide safety to everyone no matter where they use it. It's a fun, colorful app, and easy to use for anyone, including those with disabilities communicating. We are ready to start saving more lives by saving time getting emergency services to you quicker. Justifeyed will better prepare emergency personnel for the situations they face, which will create a better relationship between them and our communities, bridging the gap of trust.
Justifeyed has come at the perfect time, the technology needed an upgrade and we are here to provide it. Saving lives and bringing communities together, are two of the most important aspects of putting Justifeyed in the hands of the people. We cannot afford to wait another 50 years losing lives when we could be saving more.