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  • Emergency Communications Director Elora Forshee

    Elora Forshee

    or 316.263.6011 If calling from outside Sedgwick County.

    Administrative Number:
    p. 316.660.4977

    This number should not to be used to report emergencies and is not staffed 24/7.

    714 N. Main
    Wichita, KS 67203

Emergency Communications

Public Education

9-1-1 Internship

The Emergency Communication’s Internship Program offers college students an opportunity to observe and participate in a large emergency communications center. Interns cycle through every facet of the dispatch center including training, call taking, dispatching for law enforcement, EMS and fire, dispatching on all three shifts, supervising, and quality assurance.

Interns are expected to work at least three days or 20 hours per week during the 12-week internship.

Get more information about the internship program, including requirements, and to download the application.

9-1-1 for Kids

Be sure children know what 9-1-1 is, how to dial from a home and cell phone, and to trust the 9-1-1 call taker. Make sure your child is physically able to reach at least one phone in your home. When calling 9-1-1 your child needs to know his/her name, parent’s name, telephone number, and most importantly your address. Tell them to answer all the call takers questions and to stay on the phone until instructed to hang up.

Request a Presentation

If you'd like a member of the 9-1-1 team to present information at an event or function, contact Laura Meyers  at or 660-4977.

Sedgwick County...working for you

The Mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.