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When should I call 911?
The number 911 is for emergencies or things that could become emergencies. Is there a threat to life or property? Are you or someone else the victim of a crime? Do you have a police emergency? Do you or someone else have a medical emergency? Do you need the fire department? If the situation seems urgent and has the potential to become dangerous, call 911. Dispatchers will determine whether your call should be handled by 911 or can be transferred to another person or agency. All calls for non-emergency services or information should be directed to the proper jurisdictional agency(s) involved.

Communication Center (911)

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1. When should I call 911?
2. What if I call 911 accidentally?
3. How do I become a 911 Dispatcher?
4. If I call 911, what will they ask me?
5. Why do the dispatchers ask so many questions when I call 911?
6. You already know my address and phone number, so why do you ask me again?
7. Why do the dispatchers ask so many questions on a medical call?
8. Can I text to 911?
9. If I call to report a fire, what should I tell the dispatcher?
10. When I call 911, why do I sometimes get asked to hold on?


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