Call 9-1-1 to report any emergency, Police, Fire or Medical. If you need help immediately, don't waste time, call 9-1-1 as soon as you think help is needed.
|When to call 9-1-1
Someone is choking on their food
Someone is drowning
Someone is hurt and bleeding
Dangerous weather such as tornado, storms
|When NOT to call 9-1-1
Loud party or music
Barking dogs or cats up a tree
To report water/electricity out
To check for severe weather reports
|When you call 9-1-1, there is a few seconds delay, PLEASE don't hang up and redial- Stay on the line. Even though it seems like a long time, it isn't. When you hang up and redial, you waste valuable time
Please answer the dispatchers questions as calmly as you can, this information is needed to make sure the injured or sick party gets the best care possible.
Have an emergency contact sheet near your phone with your address (include easy directions if it's hard to find), and phone number.
Valley County 9-1-1 Dispatchers are NOT Emergency Medical Dispatchers, but we do need some information to pass on the the Ambulance personnel.