Share your thoughts via video and help Transform 911 in 2 minutes or less!
Pick up a video camera device—your smartphone or computer—and record yourself/your family/members of your community reflecting on the 911 system.
We want to hear your thoughts about any of the below or similar questions:
- What does 911 mean to you?
- What words come to mind when you think of 911?
- Does 911 feel like a resource you can turn to?
- Do you have personal experience with the 911 system?
- How does 911 affect the health of you, your family, and your friends?
- Should 911 be changed? If so, what should be changed about 911?
- What kind of emergency responders are needed?
- Have you ever thought about calling 911, but ultimately did not? Why?
- If the 911 system was being newly-built today, what would you want it to include or not include?
- If the 911 system was perfect, what would that look like?
- What do the terms “public safety” and “public health” mean to you?
IMPORTANT: Make sure to answer the question by including the question in your answer. For example, if answering the question: What does 911 mean to you? You would answer it by saying: To me, 911 is… (fill in the blank)
We’d also appreciate photos and/or video footage from around your community, such as:
- Landmarks/destinations such as community centers, parks, neighborhood signs, local government buildings
- Family and/or friends (please get their permission first)
- Scenic views of your neighborhood
Please note: Anyone who appears in your photos/footage (including yourself) needs to sign a consent form, available here.
Please email your video to firstname.lastname@example.org. If the file is too large to email, you may share it with email@example.com through Google Drive, Dropbox, or another cloud storage service.
- If you are willing for us to identify you by first name and city, please include these in your email (e.g. “Rebecca, Chicago”).
- All videos will be captioned. If you share a video in a language other than English, please share the language (including sign language dialect) so that we can properly caption it. Or, if you prefer to provide translation, please share your captions along with your video.
- If you are under 18 years of age or under other guardianship, please have your guardian share the video.
Your video will only be used for inspirational and educational purposes. By sharing your video, you are providing the UChicago Health Lab and the Transform911 initiative permanent and royalty-free permission for its use. We will not sell your video and will only use it for project purposes.
Your video will be added to a Transform911 library of video stories and thoughts from people across the country. Every submission will help achieve the goal of transforming 911. We value the time and thought put into each one.
Thank you for considering making your voice heard on this important subject!