Are there things I shouldn't call for?

Yes! some examples of calls that shouldn’t be made to 911 and non-emergency services telephone lines:

  • Calls to request information about special events and municipal services schedules
  • Power outages
  • School closings
  • Traffic conditions
  • Weather reports

Extreme weather conditions, holidays, and major events increase demands on all emergency service agencies. In times like these, you can do your part in safeguarding your communications lifeline by keeping telephone lines and emergency services personnel clear and available to handle true emergencies from you and neighboring communities.

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1. What is 911?
2. When should I use 911?
3. Can I dial 911 from any phone?
4. Who will answer when I call 911?
5. What will they ask and how should I answer?
6. Can I call a police station directly?
7. Are there things I shouldn't call for?
8. How can we stay informed?
9. Is there anything I should do to make sure emergency personnel can find me?
10. Where can I get more information about 911?