When to call 911
- 9-1-1 is to be used ONLY in emergency situations. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the sheriff's department, the fire department, or an ambulance. If you are unsure whether a situation is an emergency, you should call 9-1-1. The dispatch center is trained to determine if you are in need of emergency assistance.
Never prank call 911
- Prank calls cause the dispatch center to occupy time that could be used helping someone with a real emergency. This could cause a delay in receiving the life-saving assistance needed. For this reason, it is against the law to make prank 9-1-1 calls.
When to call the fire station
- Feel free to contact the fire department for any non-emergency related concerns or questions you may have.