9-1-1 Every Second Counts

911 is a three digit telephone number you can call 24 hours a day for police, fire and/or medical emergencies.

Why 911?

911 saves valuable time in an emergency. According to U.S. statistics, it can take up to 2 ½ minutes to find your phone book and another 30 seconds to locate the correct number. In an emergency, 3 minutes is a long time.

How Does 911 Work?

When you call 911 your call is received by a trained Public Safety Dispatcher who takes your information and then dispatches the appropriate police, fire and/or emergency medical response team serving your area.

How Do I Use 911?

Remain calm and speak clearly. Provide the Public Safety Dispatcher with the following information:

  1. The LOCATION of your incident.
  2. Your call back telephone number.
  3. WHAT is happening?
  4. Your name, address and telephone number.