April is 9-1-1 Education Month – Tips for Calling 9-1-1

The Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) wants to remind residents to be aware of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity. If you notice something suspicious please call 9-1-1. If You See Something, Say Something™ is a national anti-terrorism public awareness campaign that emphasizes the importance of reporting suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.

When calling 9-1-1, you should always remember the 5 Ws:

What is happening or what type of service do you need?
Where is your location? Be as specific as possible and provide an exact address, intersection or provide a landmark.
Who are the offenders, can you provide a description? Are you the victim or someone else?
When did the event occur or is it happening now?
Weapons – are there weapons involved and what is it? A gun, knife, bat, brick, etc