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Reporting a Medical, Fire or Police Emergency

Published on: 2/13/2013 4:19 PM

When reporting an emergency:
  • Remain Calm
  • Speak Clearly
  • Provide your exact location and phone number
  • Briefly describe the nature of the emergency
  • Answer all questions
  • Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to do so
  • If there is a medical emergency, you will be given medical instructions that can help the patient
  • Remember, 9-1-1 is free from a pay phone
If you accidentally dial 9-1-1...STAY ON THE LINE and tell the dispatcher what happened. Sheriff's Deputies treat unknown 9-1-1 calls as potential emergencies in progress requiring immediate response.
Please be sure that everyone in your home knows how to dial 9-1-1- to report an emergency and be sure all children know that they should not dial 9-1-1 as a joke.