These red phones have been programmed with a direct dial only and feature two buttons. In an emergency, a caller can press to be connected to 911 or Hatzolah, depending on the nature of the crisis. This direct dial will save precious seconds and eliminate confusion when bystanders try to reach for their personal phones on a weekday or scramble to a neighboring home on Shabbos or Yomtov when no one has a phone on them. In the case of an emergency in real time every second counts and can literally mean the difference between life and death.
The emergency red phones have been developed by partnership between Lakewood Shomrim and a local technology company to meet the specific needs of Lakewood Shuls. It is important to understand that having this emergency phone in a shul, no matter how big or small or what the location is, is a vital proactive step that can ensure the safety of those who daven or come to a simcha there. This phone is low cost and can be ordered in minutes and installed easily.
Lakewood Shomrim would like to thank the hundreds of shuls that called in to register or confirm their shul’s information. If you still haven’t registered your shul in LCSW’s database, please register at lcswnj.org/safeshul or call 732-367-5279 right away.
For more information about Shul Emergency Phones, contact Lakewood Shomrim at 7323675279 ext 3.