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