County marks National 911 Education Month

April 6, 2010

By Staff

King County has recognized April as National 911 Education Month, and encourages residents to learn how to communicate effectively and efficiently during emergencies.

King County E-911 Program Office staffers distributed education materials to all public libraries in King County: a coloring book to teach children about 911 and a brochure for adults. Schools and community groups can also request the free materials. Learn more about the education program here.

“For the past 25 years, 911 has served as a vital link between the people of King County and emergency services,” King County Executive Dow Constantine said in a news release. “Educating the public on the appropriate use of 911 has contributed to the incredible success of our emergency communications system. Increased awareness is important as we continue to upgrade the 911 system to work effectively with new communications technologies and devices.”

Congress and the National Emergency Number Association also acknowledged April as National 911 Education Month.

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