When to Call 911
When to Call
911 often receives calls that are of a non-emergency nature. While most non-emergency calls are for legitimate purposes, sometimes we receive a call that should not have been placed to 911. When this happens, valuable dispatcher resources may be tied up, potentially delaying emergency assistance to those who truly need it.
WHEN TO CALL 911 -ANY TIME YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY THAT INVOLVES A
MEDICAL EMERGENCY, LIFE OR SAFETY ISSUE, OR PROPERTY DAMAGE.
|YOU SHOULD NOT CALL 911:||WHO YOU SHOULD CALL|
|TO INQUIRE ABOUT BINGO, PARADES, CARNIVALS, ETC||LOCAL FIRE DEPT|
|TO REQUEST A PHONE NUMBER||DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE|
TO REPORT A UTILITY OUTAGE UNLESS ELECTRIC WIRES ARE DOWN, ARCING, OR CAUSING SOME OTHER TYPE OF EMERGENCY. OR ANY TYPE OF WIRE IS CAUSING A TRAFFIC HAZARD.
|YOUR UTILITY PROVIDER|
|TO SCHEDULE A ROUTINE AMBULANCE TRANSPORT||LOCAL EMS AGENCY|
Click here for an informational brochure about when to call 911 and when not to call 911....