NextGen Hero Project

6614 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117

United States
Benjamin Ortbals-Steinkamp

NextGen Hero Project was co-founded by Benjamin Ortbals-Steinkamp. Ben is a firefighter since 1997. While teaching fire prevention to pre-school children, he observed that the Next Generation didn’t know what a “home phone” was. He had chills going through his body in fear that they could no longer connect with the public in training how to dial 9-1-1 with the outdated tools they had. There had to be a better way. He had the idea to have a cell phone for kids to be able to call 9-1-1 and speak to a acting dispatcher. 50% of people don’t know who to call when there’s an emergency, not to mention the adrenaline that can come over you when dealing with an emergency. If there’s any way to take the fear and excitement out of calling 9-1-1, then 911edu+ training is the way! We believe that every child, adult and elderly person should have the opportunity to use a state-of-the-art 911edu+ training device. Just like what’s rooted in Ben’s medical training, we strive to save lives!

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