Knowledge I Didn't Know I Needed To Know About Emergency Services
 

 

It's okay to call the non-emergency number at the Fire/EMS, Police, State Patrol or the Sheriff's Office and ask for their guidelines regarding address signage, the medical data sheet, fire hydrant clearance, utility signage and their sirens & lights expectations.

It's okay to call the non-emergency number at the 9-1-1 center and ask for their guidelines to register additional information regarding your property and the occupants. This information may be included with your address when any Fire, Law Enforcement, or EMS/Life Squad personnel respond to an emergency call from your home.

It's okay to inquire about a 9-1-1 telephone notification system where they can notify the public about selected emergency conditions, and register your mobile phone.

It's okay to provide Special Directions To Your Home. If more detailed directions would help emergency personnel in locating your home, you can provide additional information and a description of your home that may be included with your address in the 9-1-1 Communication Center’s computer.

It's okay to include the location and a description of any fuel or propane tanks, explosives, ammunition storage, hazardous chemicals, and a description of any potentially dangerous pets or other animals that could effect the response time or safety.

It's okay to include Special Conditions In Your Home. You should consider registering with 9-1-1 if you have small children, or if any individuals in your home are bedridden, handicapped, hearing impaired, visually impaired, or have special medical conditions or medication needs. Typical examples are listed below.

       Some typical conditions may be:
Someone at this location is blind or visually impaired
  Someone at this location has a cognitive impairment that can involve memory, language, thinking and judgment issues
Someone at this location is hard of hearing or deaf
  Someone residing at this location is physically linked to equipment required to sustain his or her life
  Someone residing at this location is bedridden, uses a wheelchair, or has a mobility impairment
Someone at this location has a psychiatric impairment
Someone at this location has a speech impairment
  Someone at this location may be using an electronic device for text communication utilizing a telephone line
     General Symptoms may be:
  Aggressive in New Situations
  Bed Ridden
  Experiences Sensory Overload
  Fears Being Touched
  Fears Flashing Lights
  Fears Loud Noises
  Flight Risk
  May Hurt Themselves
  Medical Alert Status
  Medically Fragile
  Non-Verbal
  On Medication
  Seizures
  Tourette Syndrome
   

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