Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue has established a program called “Community Connect” whereby property managers and individual owners can input important data to be used by firefighters in an emergency. It cuts down response time and saves lives.
The program is free. Simply go to Community Connect and sign up as a property manager or an individual owner. The department is looking for contact information, special needs persons in the unit, pets, occupancy, and other vital factors to make the firefighters’ job easier during an emergency. When an emergency occurs, the owners are notified and may be asked for additional information. It is especially important in high-rise buildings, where getting to the apartment takes extra time. Watch the video to see an example of Community Connect in Fort Lauderdale.
Community Connect is designed to build a safer Fort Lauderdale through Prevention, Preparedness, and Response.