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Do's and Don'ts of 911
Emergencies include a serious medical problem, fire, any life-threatening situation or if you see a crime in progress. If you must call 911, speak calmly and clearly:

Describe the type of incident you are reporting
Describe your location and the location of the emergency
Be prepared to provide a description of persons involved in any incident
Do not hang up until the dispatcher tells you to
Follow any instructions the dispatcher gives you
Secure any dogs or pets that may interfere with the emergency response
Gather any medications a person may be taking

Do not dial 911 for a non-emergency. Take the time now to find the numbers you might need to call in the event of property damage, a non-life threatening accident, theft or vandalism when the suspect is gone, panhandlers, intoxicated persons who are not disorderly or cars blocking the street or alleys.

If in Doubt call 911

Fill in these helpful phone numbers. Make a copy and post this by your telephone or on your refrigerator door.

Police
PHONE _________________________________________

Sheriff
PHONE _________________________________________

Fire
PHONE _________________________________________

Life Squad
PHONE _________________________________________
Family Member
NAME __________________________________________

PHONE _________________________________________

Neighbor
NAME __________________________________________

PHONE _________________________________________