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9-1-1 Your Emergency Hotline
What is 9-1-1?
9-1-1 is a 3 digit EMERGENCY number which is easy to remember that provides the fastest access to POLICE, FIRE and MEDICAL services.
When to use 9-1-1:
Call 9-1-1 to report a situation that requires the immediate response of POLICE, FIRE or AMBULANCE.
Do Not Call 9-1-1 for:
Road/travel and severe weather information, repair for your household appliances, your car, etc. Complaints of excessive noise, littering, pets up a tree, legal advice, the time, directions, etc.
The 9-1-1 calltaker will need to know:
Important - Call 9-1-1 first in all emergency situations!
- The address where the emergency is.
- The municipality where the emergency is.
- The nature of the problem.
Remember to stay calm, speak slowly and clearly. Answer all of the questions the calltaker asks you.
If you need police, fire or ambulance service for a non-emergency situation, please call:
Police - 484-340-3241
Fire - 933-8966 or 644-1224
Don't wait for an emergency, check your address by calling (610) 344-5260.
The above information was obtained from a brochure on 9-1-1 that includes a list of non-emergency phone numbers for all townships. The brochure is available from -
Chester County Department of Emergency Services
601 Westtown Road, Suite 12
West Chester, PA 19380
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