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....