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9-1-1 Where is your emergency?

 

In addition to Derrick Keylor, Supervisor (pictured above), Perry County  9-1-1 staff includes full-time, part-time, and contingent (on-call) ESTs (Emergency Service Telecommunicators). The office is staffed 24/7/365/Level 3 Snow Emergency/No Electric/Flooding/Always.

9-1-1  Where is your emergency?

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 various 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, the 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

  • 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:

  • are the schools closed?
  • is there a snow emergency?
  • Call 2-1-1 for information

 

When the power goes out, unless you have 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 it is against the law to make prank 9-1-1 calls.

 

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 times, 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.

 

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 accidentally 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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