• Who will have access to my info?

    Only Law Enforcement has access to your emergency contact information.

    Only Law Enforcement has access to your emergency contact information.

  • Will my information be used for any other purpose?

    NO, this info is only used to contact the contacts that you designate in the event of an emergency.

    NO, this info is only used to contact the contacts that you designate in the event of an emergency.

  • Why was this system developed?

    This system was developed because there was no emergency contact program in place to notify loved ones in the event of an emergency. This program was initiated by Christine Olson in loving memory of her daughter Tiffiany because she was involved in a fatal accident and it was over 6 hours before any notification took place.

    This system was developed because there was no emergency contact program in place to notify loved...

  • Where is the information stored?

    All of your contact information is stored in your state's government database, which is used by the Law Enforcement agencies in your state. To Inform Families First does not store any of your personal contact data.

    All of your contact information is stored in your state's government database, which is used by the...

  • Where do I enter my information?

    You can enter your information by clicking on any of the multiple links throughout this web site, or else visit your state's Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles through actions like renewing your driver license, changing the address on your license, or renewing your vehicle license tag.

    You can enter your information by clicking on any of the multiple links throughout this web site, or...


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TIFF's is an emergency contact registration tied to a person's driver's license or state ID. This simple yet life-changing step provides law enforcement who "you" want contacted on your behalf when the unexpected emergency happens. It's easy, only taking a couple minutes, free and uses your current driver's license or State-issued I.D. Card. Taking just a few minutes today could make all the difference tomorrow. Click here for a "how-to" video!

About TIFF

TIFF – To Inform Families First was founded by Christine Olson, the mother of Tiffiany, a young woman killed in a traffic accident in 2005. Christine did not learn of this tragedy until 6 and a half hours after the accident happened.

Reflecting on Tiffiany's accident and the agony it caused inspired Christine to ensure other families never need suffer the same situation. Christine dedicated her efforts and sought to change and improve the current system.

With the support of then Florida State Representative Bill Galvano, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, and law enforcement agencies. TIFF, a voluntary Emergency Contact Information program went into effect on October 2, 2006 in the state of Florida.

Christine Olson proudly registered as the first individual in the TIFF system. The program has since been adopted into 15 states, with the goal and vision to take TIFF nationally, and possibly internationally. There is not a person or situation that couldn't benefit from the service that TIFF provides.

TIFF Timeline

Certificate of Appreciation

To Inform Families First receives a certificate of appreciation from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles.

2006

Senator Bill Galvano

Florida State Senator Bill Galvano (26) takes up TIFF's Initiative in his annual official legislative update.

2007
2008

To Inform Families First Week

link to declaration by Charlie Crist for To Inform Families Week. Florida Governor Charlie Crist declared October 2 - 8, 2008 as "To Inform Families First" week.

2009

Harvard Institute

The Ash Institute at Harvard voted the Emergency Contact Information (ECI) program one of the top 50 best government innovations

Website Redesign

Manatee Technical College(Formerly known as Manatee Technical Institute) Manatee Technical College participated in a community service project to redesign TIFF's website for the first time.

2010

2011 Update

As of January of 2011, over 4,000,000 people have registered their emergency contact information in the state of Florida alone, and has been used over 600,000 times.

2011

Application Story

In April 2012, a young college student named Georgia Gibbons was hit by a car while crossing the road late at night in Tallahassee, Florida. Thanks to TIFF, Georgia's mother was notified of her daughter's accident within an hour.

2012

Legislation Pushed

In April 2015, Legislation pushed by Manatee County Resident for driver emergency contact information heads to governor's desk. Read more here: Bradenton Herald Article (April 30, 2015).

2015

TIFF Website Redesigned

Manatee Technical College

Manatee Technical College's Web Development Program redesigns and updates the TIFF website.

2016

Sarah Troy interviews Christine

Canadian radio show host interviews Christine, with interest in getting TIFFs Initative in Canada.

2017

Local Sheriff Support

Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells does an interview sharing just how relevant the mission of TIFFs Initiative is to all law enforcement

2019

Giving Challenge

TIFFs Initiative took part in the Sarasota/Manatee county Giving Challenge 2020, and was extremely blessed by everyone who donated

2020
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