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Reasons to call 9-1-1

Do you know when you should call 9-1-1?

Recently, Polk County E-911 Communications released a list of situations that could help you make this decision.

First off, in the event of any emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately! 

An emergency may be considered as any situation that requires immediate assistance from law enforcement, fire  department, or any ambulance services.

A few examples include: 

∙ Reporting A Crime 

∙ Reporting A Fire 

∙ Reporting a Traffic Accident 

∙ Any Life Threatening Incident 

∙ Request for Medical Attention 

∙ Hazardous Chemical Spill 

∙ Smoke Detector or Carbon Monoxide Detector Activation 

∙ Suspicious Condition, Vehicle or Person 

∙ Any Other Type of Danger or Emergency 

An important note, if you are ever in doubt if the situation is a true emergency, call 9-1-1 and let the Dispatcher determine the assistance that you need.


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