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9-1-1 Where is your emergency?

The Perry County Ohio 9-1-1 office is not here just for you to call when you have an emergency.

 

Derrick Keylor, 9-1-1 Supervisor at Workstation 3

In addition to Derrick, Perry County 9-1-1 currently employs 6 full time ESTs (Emergency Service Telecommunicators), 7 part time ESTs, and 5 contingent (on-call) ESTs. The office is staffed 24/7/365/Level 3 Snow Emergency/Power Outage/Flood/Always!

 

The Perry County 9-1-1 office is not here just for you to call when you have an emergency. Derrick maintains a Twitter feed where local weather advisories, snow emergency levels, road conditions, and other timely information are posted.

https://twitter.com/Perry911_EMA

In addition to the Twitter feed, Perry County 9-1-1 office also maintains a Facebook page. Again, weather advisories, snow emergencies, road conditions, and more are posted.

https://www.facebook.com/Perry-County-911-and-EMA-1363103877102456/

 

What is your emergency?

Please call 9-1-1 if:

  • You witness a car accident
  • A friend/relative/neighbor/stranger
    • is having chest pains
    • is having difficulty breathing
    • is unconscious
    • in general, any medical emergency
  • You witness violence happening or is about to happen, domestic or otherwise
  • You see a fire
  • You observe suspicious activities
  • Anything else that seems like an emergency

Please, do NOT call 9-1-1:

  • For information
  • When the power goes off, unless you electric powered medical equipment
  • When your pet disappears
  • When your water pipes burst
  • When you lock your keys in your vehicle, unless a child or pet is in the vehicle and there are extreme weather conditions

 

Never Prank Call 9-1-1

It's a prank call when someone calls 9-1-1 for a joke, or calls 9-1-1 and hangs up. If 9-1-1 lines or ESTs are busy with prank calls, someone with a real emergency may not be able to get the help they need. In Perry County, as with most of the country, it is against the law to make prank 9-1-1 calls. Our Perry County ESTs are trained to pinpoint caller locations and law enforcement WILL be dispatched.

 

Accidental Calls to 9-1-1

Unfortunately, 9-1-1 call centers receive thousands of accidental dials to 9-1-1. Accidental calls, also called "pocket dials," cause a delay in service to 9-1-1 calls for real emergencies. It is a huge problem and causes an unnecessary burden on the 9-1-1 call centers. Often, callers don't even realize they have called 9-1-1. The 9-1-1 ESTs hear music, people talking, and kids playing, etc. They can't always tell if the call is for an emergency or not, so all hang up calls to 9-1-1 have to be called back. Perry County 9-1-1 receives an average of 6 to 10 hang up calls per DAY!

 

Reminders About How to Avoid Accidental "Pocket" Dials to 9-1-1

  • Be sure to Lock It before you Pocket - Lock your cell phone so that it does not call 9-1-1 by accident.
  • Be sure to stay on the line - Do not hang up if you accidently call 9-1-1. Tell the 9-1-1 EST that there is not an emergency to avoid being called back by a 9-1-1 EST.

 

In Case of a Power Outage:

 

Do call either

 

AEP - https://www.aepohio.com/outages/report/

or

South Central Power - https://www.southcentralpower.com/report-an-outage/

 

If you don't know who your electric company is, before a power outage go to https://www.puco.ohio.gov/pucogis/address/search.cfm and enter your address.

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