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When to Call 911

  • When law enforcement, fire, and medical response is needed
  • When you see fire or smoke
  • When life and or property are in danger
  • When a crime is being committed
  • When an ambulance is necessary
  • Anytime you wish to obtain an expedient response from law enforcement, fire, or rescue (examples: medical emergencies, domestic disputes, assaults, breaking and entering, animal bites, fights, structure fires, vehicle fires, and any life or property threatening situation)
  • If you are in doubt as to whether a situation is an emergency, call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the call taker determine if you need emergency assistance.