Always dial 911 for a medical emergency if any of the following conditions apply to you or another person in distress.

  • Suspected cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Unconscious or Unresponsive
  • Choking or compensated breathing
  • Chest Pain / abdominal pain
  • Diabetic emergency
  • Altered mental state/behavioral emergencies
  • Seizures
  • Severe Allergic Reactions (anaphylaxis)
  • Poisoning or Overdose
  • Imminent Childbirth
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Burns
  • Traumatic Injuries/sports injuries
  • Suspected Stroke/CVA/Migraine
  • Hypothermia/Hyperthermia/Environmental Emergencies

Remember, when in doubt, always err on the side of caution and call 911.

Is Your House Numbered?

To aide emergency personnel, make sure your house numbers are:

  1. Reflective or contrasted against their background.
  2. Large enough to been seen from the street.
  3. Placed near the front door or mailbox or both.

Calling 911

Most people know to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Few people know what to expect and what to do once the dispatcher answers the phone.

When calling 9-1-1 for a police, fire or medical emergency follow these simple tips to to ensure help is sent to the correct location as quickly as possible.

  1. Stay calm.
  2. Speak clearly and slowly.
  3. Provide your location. You may also be asked to repeat it for verification. An accurate location is essential to receiving the service you need.
  4. Provide your phone number. This will allow the dispatcher to call you back in the event you are disconnected, or if they need additional information.
  5. Answer any additional questions.
  6. Follow directions and complete tasks as asked.
  7. Stay on the phone until the dispatcher say it is OK to hang up.