Ask yourself before you dial, Is this an emergency or a routine call? A routine call is something that requires attention, but is not of an urgent nature. Crimes that have already occured with no immediate threat to life or property can be reported by calling 864-429-1611.
NEVER call 9-1-1 to report a power outage. Please contact your utility provider or listen to the radio for updates and information.
During severe weather our call volume increases to the point that someone could
dial 9-1-1 and receive a busy signal if our trunks are overrloaded with non-emergency calls.
Dialing 9-1-1 with a non-emergency call could prevent someone from receiving life saving treatment. Teaching children when and how to use 9-1-1 Each day thousands of 9-1-1 calls are made to dispatch centers across the county. Many of them will be made by children. It is essential that we teach our children when they should use 9-1-1 and what to say when to dispatchers when they call. We welcome the opportunity to speak to your group or organization. Please contact us to today to schedule a speaker.
Do you know how to make 9-1-1 work for you? providedby theNational Emergency Number Association For forty years, 9-1-1 has served as the vital link between the American public and emergency services. Public education and awareness initiatives throughout the years have contributed in large measure to the incredible and ongoing success of the emergency communications system as a whole. It is imperative that 9-1-1 professionals, teachers, government officials, media representatives, and industry leaders are equipped with the tools necessary to continue these efforts in the face of an ever-changing telecommunications landscape, and that citizens of all ages are well versed in the role they play in ensuring effective and efficient emergency response for themselves and their fellow citizens.
Making 9-1-1 Work for YOU! E-Brochure* - Designed to provide essential, age-appropriate, targeted information about the 9-1-1 system and emergency response, these downloadable PDFs are yours reproduce and distribute to the general public, children, teens, and parents.
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