The mission of the Department of Public Safety is to provide our citizens and visitors with the most proficient delivery of services that can be accomplished by prudently utilizing all resources available to the department.
After registering you will receive severe weather alerts and more.
Launched in 2007, Nixle provides an open communication forum that connect public safety, municipalities, schools, businesses and the communities they serve. Nixle enables real-time, two-way communication through text, email, voice messages, social media, and the Nixle mobile app.
The Nixle notification system is relied on by over 8000 agencies, fire and police departments, schools, hospitals and is now available in a business version! Organizations use Nixle for critical situations such as Severe Weather Events, Evacuations, Safety Hazards, Security Threats, Facilities Problems, Employee Notifications, and IT/Telecom Disruptions.
Plan, prepare, stay informed.
The time to put an emergency kit together is before a disaster.
An emergency kit is a container of items your family may need in or after an emergency. Most of the items can be found in your house.
It is important to put them in one place. Be sure every family member knows where the kit is kept.
You need to put enough water, food and supplies in your kit for three to seven days for each person and pet.
You may be on your own for hours or even days after a disaster. Fire fighters and police cannot always reach everyone quickly. Basic services like water, gas, power, sewage treatment and phones may be not work for several days or more.
Being ready for an emergency helps you and your family to survive. It also allows police, fire fighters and emergency medical workers to help those who need it most.
YELLOW DOT CONTINUES TO GROW!
More than 2500 people have signed up since the program started only a few months ago. And the very positive response to the free Moore County Yellow Dot Program continues.
Now more fire department locations for signing up. Whispering Pines, Cypress Pointe (Vass) and Robbins locations have been added most recently. You now can go to eight fire departments throughout the County. And, Pinehurst Fire Department now has every-Saturday hours, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.
See all Fire Department Locations.
More organizations are hosting special sign-up events. The schedule for the upcoming months is being developed now, including more Saturday special sign-up events. And, people are telling people about this life-saving program.
The primary objective of Yellow Dot is to sign up as many residents, as soon as possible.
Everyone needs Yellow Dot because anyone can be in a vehicle crash or other roadside emergency and not be able to communicate when First Responders arrive. This could be an injured parent with children, or an individual driving alone in a vehicle.
The Yellow Dot information in your glove compartment speaks for you when you cannot speak for yourself or your family. You don’t need to have a medical condition to need Yellow Dot.
Signing up is easy! Your photo is taken, you fill out an information form, and you get a Yellow Dot Folder and Decal for your vehicle. None of your information is retained. And there are no questions about medical insurance numbers, social security number, or birth date.
See Yellow Dot articles in The Pilot, Seven Lakes Times, Aberdeen Times, Pinestraw magazine, and OutreachNC magazine. And see us on Facebook.
Want to print and fill out an information form before going to a sign-up location? Click Information Sheet.
The Yellow Dot Program would like to work with organizations interested in hosting a sign-up event. Contact us here.
ABOUT HEARTSAFE MOORE COUNTY
HeartSafe Moore County (HSMC), which formed in November 2007, is a group of community leaders committed to raising awareness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
They are advocates for public access defibrillation (PAD) programs and have one goal – to save lives through early defibrillation.
HSMC’s program objectives include ensuring that Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) are available in all public schools, public recreation areas, churches, businesses, and places where there are large groups of individuals gathered.
Community awareness of SCA and the need for AED’s is growing. Currently there are more than 300 registered AED locations in Moore County
The downtown area of Southern Pines is now recognized as one of the first HeartSafe Communities in the state – thanks to a network of publicly accessible AED’s located along the downtown sidewalks in cooperation with the Southern Pines Fire Department.
Together HSMC is implementing and expanding an efficient and effective network for utilizing an AED in a timely fashion when needed in all of Moore County.
Saving Moore Lives through Public Access Defibrillation
A bulk purchase agreement with a preferred AED vendor allows you to join the HeartSafe family at a significantly reduced price while Moore County EMS staff assists you with deployment, training, and policies.
Visit the Moore County Department of Public Safety website or call them at (910) 947-6500 to get more information about how to purchase and implement a Public Access Defibrillation Program in your location.
- 911 Magazine: http://www.9-1-1magazine.com/
- APCO: http://www.apco911.org/
- Dispatch Monthly Magazine: http://www.9-1-1magazine.com/
- Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA): www.fema.gov
- National Academies of Emergency Dispatch: http://www.emergencydispatch.org/
- NC 911 Board: http://www.nc911.nc.gov/
- NCAPCO: http://www.ncapco.org/
- NCNENA: http://www.ncnena.org/
- NENA: http://www.nena.org/
- North Carolina Emergency Management: www.nccrimecontrol.org
- North Carolina Office of EMS: www.ncems.org
- North Carolina Department of Insurance: www.ncdoi.com
- North Carolina International Association of Arson Investigators, Inc: www.nciaai.com
- North Carolina Forestry Service: www.dfr.state.nc.us
- North Carolina Association of Rescue & EMS: www.ncarems.org
- Priority Dispatch: http://www.prioritydispatch.net/