Tips for 9 1 1 Calls

  • When calling for assistance, be as descriptive as possible. You will be asked to describe any persons or automobiles involved in the situation. The more information you can provide the 911 dispatcher, the responding Police, Fire, or Medical units will be that much more informed by the dispatchers.
  • Calls for police service are dispatched by priority first, then by the order received. Any call that is life threatening involves bodily injury, or a major accident is a high-priority dispatch.
  • Follow the instructions given to you by the 911 dispatcher. They will ask several questions to both clarify the situation and verify any information. Do not hang up until the 911 dispatcher has finished taking your information.
  • Emergency calls with no immediate threat to life, no threat of bodily injury, no one is injured, the incident is not in progress; the perpetrator is not in the immediate area, or the incident does not involve a major loss or property damage are a lower priority. These calls will be dispatched within as units are available. If your call is not a high priority, as defined above, you will be informed that a unit will be sent when available.
  • Use the police non-emergency number 356-7110 - when an immediate police response will not affect the outcome of an incident.\When calling for EMS, emergency medical services, the nearest fire department is sent to assist on life threatening conditions. Members of the fire department are trained in basic life support procedures and can administer emergency care until the arrival of Huntington Memorial Hospital paramedics.

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Huntington, IN 46750

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