Did you know? 911 Fact for July 12th

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for July 12th

DID YOU KNOW?

Prank calling and misuse of 911 IS a crime. We are lucky and don’t deal with it very often, but when we do, we will send an officer out to visit with you and possibly charge you with misuse of 911.

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for July 5th

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for July 5th

DID YOU KNOW?

If your power goes out, we are NOT the people to call! Chances are, especially during a big storm, if the power is knocked out we are extremely busy. Answering these phone calls distracts from the radio and emergency calls.

Here are the numbers for reporting outages to the most common electric companies in Cowley County:
Caney Valley Electric Coop: 1-800-310-8911
Sumner Cowley Electric Coop: 888-326-3356
City of Winfield: 620-221-0404
Westar: 800-544-4857 (800-LIGHT-KS)

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for June 28

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for June 28

DID YOU KNOW?

Our busiest hour for 911 calls is between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. During that time in 2016, 98.62% of our 911 calls during that hour were answered in 10 seconds or less-the state and national standard is 90%.

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for June 21

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for June 21

DID YOU KNOW?

We are no longer located at the police departments! As of September 2015, we are now consolidated and located at the South Annex in Winfield. Since we are no longer located in the same building as the officers, if you’re wanting to speak with one, they’ll have to call you back or have them meet you somewhere in the city they work in. We hear confusion on this every day!

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for June 14

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for June 14

DID YOU KNOW?

If you need a copy of a report, there are specific numbers to call depending on the agency. For a Winfield Police Department report, call 620-221-5545. For an Arkansas City Police Department report, call 620-441-6602. For a Cowley County Sheriff’s Office report, call 620-221-5444. All of these are available during business hours only.

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for June 7

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for June 7

DID YOU KNOW?

If you see an animal roaming around your neighborhood, please do not call 911 unless it is vicious or threatening people in any way. Call our non-emergency lines: 221-5555 for Winfield, 441-4444 for Arkansas City, or our direct line at 221-5447. The Cowley County Sheriff’s Office does not have animal control on duty, so unless the animal is a threat to life, there is little they’ll be able to do.

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for May 31

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for May 31

DID YOU KNOW?

The first ever 911 call in the United States happened on February 16, 1968, in Haleyville, Alabama. It wasn’t until 1999 that Congress directed the FCC to make 911 the universal emergency number for the United States for all telephone services.

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for May 24

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for May 24

DID YOU KNOW?

Teach your children how and when to place a 9-1-1 call. When teaching this to children, be sure to unplug the phone and emphasize that 9-1-1 is for emergencies only.

It’s also important to make sure that your child knows their address and their parents’ names, as well as a phone number where a responsible adult can be reached if they’re old enough. Take time to sit down and visit with your children about these important issues so that they are prepared if someone in your household needs help someday.

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for May 17

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for May 17

DID YOU KNOW?

Dialing 911 quickly connects a caller to a nearby Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) dispatcher who is trained to route a call to local emergency medical, fire, and law enforcement agencies.

Cowley County Emergency Communications answers 911 calls and dispatches for all of Cowley County. This includes 5 law enforcement agencies, 2 fire/EMS departments, and 5 rural fire departments. We are located in the South Annex at 321 E. 10th in Winfield, not in a call center in some random place as a lot of people seem to think!

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for May 10

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for May 10

DID YOU KNOW?

If a cellphone has been barred from making outgoing calls (e.g., not paying a bill, running out of minutes), often emergency calls can still be made. Cowley County Emergency Communications wants to remind parents that these phones aren’t toys! We frequently answer 911 calls from these phones that are due to kids playing with them. If we can’t be absolutely sure that there is not an emergency, we will send law enforcement to the address it’s plotting at to make sure that everything’s okay.

911-300x215

Did you know? 911 Fact for May 3

Filed in 911 Facts Comments Off on Did you know? 911 Fact for May 3

DID YOU KNOW?

Over 240 million calls are made to 911 in the U.S. each year. In 2016, the Cowley County Emergency Communications staff answered 14,190 911 calls.

911-300x215

TOP