When to Call 911

Call 911 Emergency LogoDial 911 only in cases where you need immediate response in an emergency situation. Below is a chart that will help you decide whether  to call 911.

If it’s impossible or unsafe to talk on the phone, you may be able to text to 911. Calling 911 is still the best way to get help. So, call if you can, text if you can’t.

Do Call 911 in the Following Situations

  • Fire
  • Environmental hazards
  • Medical emergencies
  • To report a crime

Don't Call 911 for Situations Such as

  • Barking dogs
  • Burning permits
  • Complaint follow-ups
  • Noise complaints
  • Non-emergency calls