In an emergency, the N-1-1 mobile app lets people alert nearby off duty EMTs, medical personnel, and other responders who also have the N-1-1 app so that they can quickly come to provide aid.
Speed is a factor when dealing with emergencies. 75% of sudden cardiac arrest victims do not receive bystander CPR. 529,000 women die every year from unassisted childbirth. The first 48 hours after a missing person disappears is the best window for recovering them
At any given moment dispatch centers all over the world have 3-4 times as many people off-duty and roaming around than they have on-duty at the station. Additionally, most countries have large number of everyday citizens who may be near an emergency and able to help, but who never even get the call. N-1-1 crowdsources emergency response to lets anyone tap into it’s emergency network to quickly get or give aid.