August 15, 2001
Dear Emergency Alert Network,
letter is to say Thank You.
On August 15 I was
mowing my back yard which is on a steep hill. It was in
the morning and the dew made the grass wet. While mowing
I slipped and the mower ran over my left foot. I could
not tell how bad it was because of my tennis shoes.
My wife was not home so I drove myself to the
emergency room which is about 15 minutes away. When I
got to the hospital I felt like I was going to pass out.
I walked inside and the nurses saw my foot and got me in
The nurse asked me if she could call
someone for me. My wife was not home and I could not
remember her cell phone. At the same time I was going
into shock from the loss of blood. The next thing I
remember is waking up in a hospital room and my wife was
The nurse had found my Emergency Alert
card, which I forgot all about. She called your company
and you guys called my wife on her cell phone.
Thank you so much for helping me. What a good
feeling to have my wife there when I woke up. Keep up
the good work.
Public Service Officials comments about
the Emergency Alert Network service:
reach a persons family in an Emergency situation is
difficult and time consuming. What a great service.”
Cobb County Fireman
Off-duty Atlanta cop helps rescue 3 from
burning SUV; EAN helps quickly locate loved ones:
He was getting
his car repaired Thursday morning… when he saw a Ford
Expedition and a Ford Explorer collide. They hit so
hard, the Expedition's battery was knocked out of the
truck and the driver (name withheld), 36, was fighting
to remain conscious.
As flames shot over the
Expedition's hood, (name withheld)'s two children -
frightened by the crash and the deploying airbags - were
trapped in the back seat because there was no power for
the windows or door locks." Atlanta
Journal-Constitution, March 8, 2002.
goes on to detail the heroic rescue of the two children
and the driver, who was unconscious. The officer saw the
Emergency Alert sticker on the window, and called the
800 number. Within minutes, family members were
contacted and were able to meet at the hospital,
providing enormous comfort to the children, who
fortunately were treated and released. The drivers of
both vehicles were in stable condition at the time of
this story. But the officer went on to tell us that
"This service works quickly and effectively, as my
experience has shown. Thank you for providing this
valuable service to the public."