EMERGENCY CALLS ONLY:9-1-1 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
Call 9-1-1 if a person, animal or property
has been harmed or is in danger of being harmed.
Call 9-1-1 if you need a police officer,
firefighter or ambulance.
Call 9-1-1 before you burn - after you get a
permit from the fire department.
You can call 9-1-1 from a land line or mobile
If you call from a mobile phone, 9-1-1
dispatchers do NOT receive your location automatically.
Know where you are: an address, intersection
or highway mile marker.
Know your phone number! If emergency
personnel cannot find your location, we can call you back for more
All life-threatening emergencies are
responded to immediately.
Other calls are handled by priority; the
situations which could cause the most harm to people or property are handled
before those with no safety issues.
Stay on the line. 9-1-1 calls are answered in
the order received.
Be ready with your information - address,
telephone number and problem.
If you hang up or are disconnected, the call
still comes through to the 9-1-1 dispatcher. They will try to call you back.
If no one answers, law enforcement officers will be sent to the address on
9-1-1 dispatchers can help with:
CPR on someone who isn't breathing and
may not have a pulse
Severe bleeding problems
Being prepared for the emergency crews
The 9-1-1 dispatcher will ask you questions
to determine if an ambulance is needed.
Your call can be transferred to poison
The 9-1-1 dispatcher will monitor the call in
case the patient's condition gets worse and EMS would be needed.
If a child can read numbers and dial the
phone, he/she can be taught to call 9-1-1. Some children can do this
at age 2 to 3 years old, others are 5 years old before they understand.
Teach them when to call 9-1-1. Children can
recognize emergencies such as fire or someone unconscious. They can also be
taught when law enforcement officers are needed.
Remind them 9-1-1 is for emergencies only.
9-1-1 can be used for both TDD calls and
Telephone equipment immediately identifies
TDD calls and the 9-1-1 dispatcher is able to go right into TDD mode.
The 9-1-1 dispatcher immediately connects the
call to an interpreter.
9-1-1 dispatchers have 24-hour access to
interpreters for more than 100 languages and dialects.
As soon as the 9-1-1 dispatcher determines
there is an emergency, help will be sent.
Describe the problem.
Give the address or location.
Stay on the phone
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
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