What happens when I call 911?
  • For an emergency, dial 9-1-1 and give the dispatcher your name, address/location, call-back phone number, and the type of emergency.
  • Never panic, stay calm, and be prepared to give the dispatcher as much information as you can. This helps the dispatcher and the department with pre-planning the emergency while they are responding.
  • When 911 is contacted, if calling from a landline your address is automatically displayed to the dispatcher. The dispatcher will ask what type of emergency you have and confirm your location. If calling from a cell phone, you must report your location.
  • Additionally, the dispatchers must ask further information about the nature of your emergency to best dispatch the appropriate first responders to your location. 
  • Upon dispatch of the emergency responders, the dispatchers may stay on the line to instruct CPR and/or various first aid activities until units arrive.

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1. What services does the Liberty Township Fire Department (LTFD) provide?
2. How does the Liberty Township Fire Department provide Fire/EMS Service?
3. Where are the Liberty Township fire stations located?
4. What is the Liberty Township Fire Department's Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating?
5. When should I call the fire station and when should I call 911?
6. What happens when I call 911?
7. What should I do when encountering an emergency vehicle that is utilizing lights and siren?
8. Why do emergency responders sometimes turn off lights and siren and then turn them back on?
9. Why do some department members wear orange shirts and helmets?
10. Will I receive a bill for being transported to the hospital?
11. Why did a fire truck show up when I only called for an ambulance?
12. What does it mean when I hear the weather sirens go off?
13. Why did I see a firetruck or ambulance at the grocery store?
14. Why does the fire department flow the fire hydrants?
15. How can residents help with hydrant maintenance?
16. What part does the fire department play in natural disasters?
17. Are the Liberty Township fire stations Safe Havens for infants?
18. Can I bring expired and/or unwanted prescription medications to the firehouse for proper disposal?
19. Do I get billed for a fire alarm response?
20. What is the history of the Liberty Township Fire Department?
21. Does Liberty Township have restrictions on consumer fireworks?