9-1-1 Public Education

In 2016, the Parker & Lone Tree Communications Center received 16,378 calls on the 9-1-1 system. While across the country over 240 million calls are received at 9-1-1 centers. Many of these callers are young children who may be frightened and alone. Unfortunately, children are usually unfamiliar with what to do and say once they have reached the 9-1-1 center. With the growing need to educate children about using 9-1-1, there has been a program created called 9-1-1 for Kids, Inc.®
  

Program Goal


The goal of the Parker & Lone Tree Police Department’s Public Education Program is to teach the citizens of Parker, Lone Tree and areas beyond, the importance of 9-1-1 and how to use it effectively.  We strive to educate the public about emergency vs. non-emergency phone services. With the continuing advancement of technology, the increased use of cell phones, the availability of optional telephone services like VoIP, text-to-911 and hearing and speech impaired communication services and devices, it is of utmost importance to work with the community to understand how these new technologies work and the pros and cons of these advancements while educating the community on how to handle and report an emergency.
 

Classes


Parker & Lone Tree Communications Center offers FREE public education presentations designed for pre-kindergarten to second grade kids at the Parker Police Department. Watch for an announcement on 2016 class dates. 

The presentation includes:
  • A group discussion titled “Is This an Emergency?”
  • A 12 minute video titled, “9-1-1: Getting Help is Easy” with Cell Phone Sally and her friends shows children how to use different phone technologies to call 9-1-1. The video discusses the information needed when calling 9-1-1 and the difference between true emergencies and non-emergencies.
  • Each child is given the opportunity to practice calling 9-1-1 with our simulator.  This allows the child to practice pressing 9-1-1 to complete a call, answer questions that would be asked when calling 9-1-1 and remaining on the line until told to hang up.
  • Each child is provided information to take home and discuss with their families as well as a goody bag and certificate.
  • A tour of the Communications Center. 
   
If you have questions you can contact 9-1-1 Public Education Liaison Danielle Huskey at 303.805.6611 or email

9-1-1 for Kids Classes



Available Classes: 
July 9
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.   
 
Location:
Parker Police Department
18600 E. Lincoln meadows Parkway
  
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