Should the normal phone system go down, because of local or natural disaster, a 911 cell phone can be used to call the E-911 Dispatch Center directly. TRIAD gives these cell phones out to our seniors who live alone, are homebound, or otherwise have no other way during such a disaster to summons help. TRIAD also gives a 911 cell phone to users that have the Guardian Alert 911 Pendant, because when your phone system goes down, the pendant will no longer function. Hence, the cell phone becomes your only link to the E-911 Dispatch Center.
If you are a senior or know of a senior in need of a 911 phone, please contact the TRIAD Coordinator at (540) 672-1536.