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9-1-1 Emergency Communications

When to Call 9-1-1

  • To report a medical emergency
  • To report a fire
  • To report a crime
  • To report any activity that is harmful to a person, animal or property
  • To report any suspicious activity that might result in harm to any person, animal or property.

When NOT to call 9-1-1

  • To report power outages (unless medical equipment depends on power) or for your call to be transferred to the power company.

  • To report downed tree limbs not presenting an immediate threat to life or property.

  • To report loud noises or other nuisances - especially during peak times, such as holidays

  • To report the use of legal fireworks

  • To receive driving directions.

Download a printable flier about calling 9-1-1.