Telephone: 864-984-0812
321 S. Harper Street
Laurens, South Carolina 29360

Why was the 9-1-1 system created?

When people are victimized

Witness of a criminal action

Accidents or Illnesses

Smell of Smoke-Fire

The feelings of anxiety are so overwhelming that even trying to look up a telephone number can be an impossible task. 9-1-1 can dispatch the proper emergency personnel to help. The universal 9-1-1 system was also created to assist children, senior citizens, and those who have problems with language.



Dialing 9-1-1 can Save Your Life

Did you know that city and county logs are filled with incidents where people have helped save lives and property by dialing 9-1-1? Unfortunately, there are many instances where 9-1-1 was dialed as a joke, a trivial or nuisance call.

REMEMBER, dialing 9-1-1 is serious and calling unnecessarily can endanger someone else’s life or property when they really do need help.


“USE IT, BUT DON’T ABUSE IT”


What Do I Say?

When the 911 Telecomunicator answers, be prepared to give the following information:

  1. The street address (where the problem is)
  2. Tell what the problem is
  3. The phone number you are calling from.
  4. Your name.

Stay on the line and remain calm; speak clearly to the telecommunicator and answer all questions..


 

Reasons to Call 9-1-1

If your house catches fire, shout FIRE! FIRE! and get out fast. Crawl on the floor if there is a lot of smoke. Get to the nearest phone and call
9-1-1. Tell the dispatcher the address.

DO NOT GO BACK INTO A BURNING BUILDING


If you are home alone and you see a stranger sneaking around outside,
or someone trying to get in.
Call 9-1-1.

KEEP ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED


If a friend or member of your family accidentally swallows something poisonous call 9-1-1.

HAVE VICTIM LIE QUIETLY UNTIL HELP ARRIVES


If you, one of your friends, or a family member is injured in an accident or fall. Find an adult or the nearest phone and call 9-1-1.

KEEP THE HURT PERSON QUIET AND WARM
UNTIL HELP ARRIVES


If you get lost in a strange place stay calm, find a phone and call 9-1-1

REMEMBER YOU ARE SAFER PLAYING IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. STAY WITH FRIENDS AND DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS.