In case of an emergency, use these tips to help responders address the issue:
Where is the emergency?
- Use street address, direction of travel, mile marker, intersection, landmarks, etc.
What phone number are you calling from?
- Always give your area code and wireless phone number.
Explain exactly what has happened
- Clearly describe what has taken place.
- If reporting a fire, what is on fire and is anyone inside?
- If reporting an accident, type and number of vehicles involved.
- If reporting a medical emergency is the person conscious and breathing? Is the person visibly injured?
***Call 9-1-1 only if an immediate response by Police / Fire / EMS is required***
You can also help by:
1. Learning the non-emergency telephone numbers to reach help in your area.
2. Refrain from programming you phone to “speed dial” 9-1-1
3. Lock your keypad when the phone is not in used to prevent accidental calls to 9-1-1