We are thrilled to announce the successful launch of the new emergency phone number, 990, in Belize's Cayo district! This number can be used to request fire, medical, or rescue services and gets routed to a professional emergency dispatch center. The project was made possible by a partnership between Empact Northwest, Belize Heroes, Trek Medics, and the Belize national fire service.
The launch of this emergency phone number was a result of the growing need for reliable and timely emergency services in the Cayo district. With the increase in population and the growth of urbanization, emergencies had become a regular occurrence. Requesting emergency assistance was difficult at best, requiring that residents know the 7 digit phone number for their local fire station. Worse, if the firefighters were on another call, these requests for help could often go unanswered.
Our team at Empact Northwest is proud to have been a part of this partnership, which worked tirelessly to ensure that the 990 emergency phone number was launched successfully. We spread the word about the new number announcements in local media outlets and the fire service is conducting training sessions in the community to ensure that people knew how to use the number and what to expect when they called for help.
We are thrilled that the launch of the 990 emergency phone number has been hailed as a major achievement in Belize's Cayo district. People finally have access to reliable and timely emergency services, and the team behind the project could not be more proud to be a part of this essential mission. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people in the Cayo district. We know that our work is far from over and that we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that people in Belize have access to quality emergency services.
The launch of the 990 emergency phone number is a testament to what can be achieved when passionate individuals come together to make a difference in the world, and we're excited to get started on making this available for other communities in Belize. We encourage everyone to spread the word about the 990 emergency phone number and to use it in case of an emergency.
Together, we can make a difference where it's needed most!