Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services, announced today the launch of its 911 Education Center, which is an online resource that provides tips and tools to help teach kids of all ages when and how to use 911. In 2008, the U.S. Congress designated April as National 911 Education Month and in recognition this year, Comcast is encouraging parents and caregivers to engage in 911 educational activities with kids. According to the National Emergency Number Association (NENA), an estimated 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year.
"As a leading phone service provider, Comcast is pleased to support 911 education month," said Cathy Avgiris, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Communications and Data Services for Comcast Cable. "It's very important for children and adults to have an understanding of how and when to use 911 so we've created an interactive online Education Center for parents and kids to have fun together while learning about the dos and don'ts."
Comcast's 911 Education Center includes:
Downloadable and interactive coloring pages for kids. Pages can be downloaded and printed so kids can color with crayons on paper or play online with an interactive coloring tool.
A list of 911 tips. Tips like ensuring you have your address posted visibly in your home or workplace to
help emergency responders get to the correct location.
Interactive quiz for kids. The purpose of the quiz is to test their knowledge about when and when not to
Links to industry groups and additional resources. The National Emergency Number Association and
911 For Kids offer additional information on 911 awareness and education.
A list of 911 terminology. Acronyms including E911 and PSAP are defined.
Xfinity Voice, Comcast's IP-enabled phone service, works like a traditional phone service and utilizes Enhanced 911 (E911) functionality that automatically transmits a telephone number and address during a call to an emergency call center.
For more information about Comcast's 911 Education Center, visit http://security.comcast.net/e911/.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.6 million cable customers, 15.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.6 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.