The Lincoln Emergency Communications/911Center will demonstrate its 911 Call Simulator at the Belmont Neighborhood Fair from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Belmont Community Center, 1234 Judson St. A 911 Emergency Services Dispatcher will use the simulator to teach children and adults what they need to know and what they should do in case of an emergency.
"With this device, we can simulate a realistic 911 situation," said Julie Righter, Communications Coordinator for 911. "The safety sessions with this simulator have helped even young children learn to use 911 to summon help."
A grant from the Community Health Endowment funded the purchase of the device from Retina Systems Inc.
The 911 Call Simulator is scheduled to be demonstrated at two other upcoming events:
Those wanting to schedule demonstrations at community or neighborhood events can contact Righter at firstname.lastname@example.org and 402-441-7252. More information on Lincoln's 911 Center is available on the City website at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: 911). More information on the simulator is available at 911interactivesimulator.com.