How & When To Call 911
Emergency (911) Dialing Information
When should I call 911?
9-1-1 is only to be used in emergency situations. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police/sheriff, the fire department or an ambulance. If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency you should call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 telecommunicator determine if you need emergency assistance.
- To report a crime in progress
- To report a fire
- If you are injured or suddenly become ill
- To report a missing person, particularly a child or elderly person who may be in danger.