When a fire occurs in a home having a faster way to alert emergency personnel is essential. Elderly or disabled individuals are in a dangerous situation during a fire due to mobility issues. Having a medical alert system is highly recommended for these individuals to receive help quickly during a fire.
A device worn on the wrist or around the neck with an easy to push button can save a person’s life. As the individual pushes the device’s button, a central station receives a signal to notify the fire department.
Contacting Emergency Personnel
In addition, many medical alert systems can be programmed to alert family members as well as a monitoring center. The call centers alerted by the device frequently have operators trained in medical care available to evaluate the assistance needed by the individual.
A call center operator will remain on the system to communicate with the individual while contacting emergency numbers, neighbors and relatives. This provides additional protection for an individual trapped by fire to assist emergency workers with finding a person quickly.
The call center operators will also provide a record of medications and health conditions concerning the individual after arrival at a hospital for treatment.