Luzerne County graduate innovates 911 technology

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WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE 28/WYOU 22 EYEWITNESS NEWS) — A man who once called Wilkes-Barre home is proving success starts with a dream.

This man who calls Meyers High School his alma mater is showing how that diploma helped pave the way to a successful, technology based business enterprise.

Emergency responders are dispatched every day to car crashes, fires and rescues. They rely on 911 technology to find the scene of these emergencies.

Now first responders have another tool they can use called Real Safe 911. It’s the brainchild of 1986 Meyers High School graduate Lee Goldstein.

“I realized we could solve a major problem for the industry. I am a former firefighter and a former EMT so I know those problems first hand,” said Lee Goldstein, CEO of Real Safe 911.

Besides providing real-time location tracking, Goldstein’s Real Safe 911 app offers video-based emergency calling, medical information sharing and an emergency contact notification to 911 dispatchers.

“You have the video capability, the ability to see what the caller sees. You can do telemedicine for instance as well once they get there and then also to see the individual’s medical information before they arrive and automatically notify emergency contacts,” stated Goldstein.

Real Safe 911 is an offshoot of the company Goldstein formed in 2014 called Real Safe Agent to help prevent crime against real estate agents. That led to other products like Real Safe Campus, Real Safe Schools, and Real Safe Buildings.

Goldstein says his path to success has been paved with some missteps along the way.

“It’s okay to fail. I can’t tell you how many times I failed miserably, publicly, embarrassingly. But you know what? You will, you know, every once in a while, you come up with a great idea,” said Goldstein.

His advice to teenagers everywhere? Dare to dream.

“Don’t lose the ability to dream and also success is 50% showing up, 25% skill, knowledge, so on and so forth, and 25% luck,” stated Goldstein.

Goldstein’s Real Safe 911 is free to first responders. For everyone else, it’s less than $10 a month.

You can download the Real Safe 911 to learn about the rest of Goldstein’s Real Safe brands.

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