Capitol Hill resident and WSU MBA student Tee Earls has launched a public version of his MBA thesis. Seattle residents can now “subscribe” to 911 calls for fire and medical responses for Seattle addresses. The service is free for up to 10 alerts per month and a premium subscription is available for unlimited alerts and additional features. Details are available at https://911near.me/subscribe/
Users can choose one or more specific Seattle addresses and the radius around each address they want to monitor. When a 911 call is dispatched for Fire or Medics within the distance chosen, the user is sent an email or text message according to their preferences. A typical subscriber might monitor her own home, a child’s school, and an elderly parent’s home address.
News junkies can also choose to be alerted of certain 911 call types, anywhere in the Seattle city limits. For example, a user might subscribe to get a text alert if there is a 911 dispatch for a building fire or a multiple shooting incident.
Tee Earls is the co-founder of Seattle-based King Friday LLC, a technology consulting company for nonprofits and small businesses. He is an MBA candidate graduating from Washington State University in December 2017 and his thesis was a business plan commercializing 911 call data in the form of an alerting system for consumers. The Seattle market represents the first public launch of this system. Prior to starting King Friday LLC, Mr. Earls spent nearly 13 years at Microsoft in various roles, as well as a number of years at a large technology consulting company. His professional overview is available through LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/teeearls/.
This service is not affiliated with or endorsed by the City of Seattle or the fire department. The system uses city-provided public data feeds as its source for call data.