9-1-1 is the telephone number for "life and
death" EMERGENCIES. In Delta County you can use 9-1-1 as the
RESPONSE number for the police, sheriff, fire, rescue or emergency medical
services. You may call this number 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Dial 9-1-1 anytime you need a police officer, deputy
sheriff, fire truck, rescue squad or ambulance to come to your home,
business, or location
- When someone is hurt
- When you see fire or smoke
- When someone's life or property is in danger
- When a crime is being committed
- When an ambulance is needed
When you dial 9-1-1
Your 9-1-1 call is AUTOMATICALLY routed through the Communications
Center at the Delta County Sheriff Department. Our dispatch center has
an enhanced 9-1-1 system, which means that when you call 9-1-1 the caller's
name (from where the call was placed), phone number, address, and other
important information is displayed.
Anyone can call 9-1-1
- Children should be taught to call 9-1-1 for police, fire
or medical help.
- The sight impaired can use the digits 9-1-1 on the
telephone, or use a pre-programmed speed dial button.
- The hearing impaired can use a TDD machine.
How to Call 9-1-1:
- To call from home or simple business phone, simply pick
up the receiver and press the numbers 9-1-1.
- To call from a Centrex or PBX business line, obtain an
outside line (usually beginning with "9"), then press the
- To call from a pay phone, no money is needed: simply press
the numbers 9-1-1.
- To call from a cellular phone or mobile phone, press the
numbers 9-1-1. Remember when calling from a cellular phone, no location
information will be displayed for the 9-1-1 operator.
Tell the Dispatcher:
- The location
- Telephone number you are calling from
- The type or emergency
- Other necessary information
- Your name
DO NOT HANG UP!
The Dispatcher may need to ask you additional questions
regarding the incident. It is important that you remain on the line with the
Dispatcher and answer the questions as best you can. The more information
you can give, the better the RESPONDERS will be able to assist you when they
arrive on the scene.
- 9-1-1 is an EMERGENCY number. Please do not call this
line to ask questions or as a prank or joke.
- Make sure your house number is visible from the street.