Madison County Emergency Operations Center seeks to
provide the most effective communications possible. We shall
strive to provide rapid and convenient access to public safety
for the citizens of the county, or those passing through, and
in a timely manner, dispatch the appropriate response to their
request for assistance. We shall offer our assistance to all
other agencies, when requested and within our means.
TIPS FOR USING 911
9-1-1 is the universal emergency telephone number
for police, fire, and medical emergencies. 9-1-1 should be
dialed immediately whenever life or property is in imminent
WHEN TO USE 911
County wants people to use 9-1-1 to request emergency medical,
fire, and police assistance. Do not call a fire station or EMS
station to report an emergency.
1. Medical emergency, unconscious person,
2. House fire, woods fire, etc
4. Crimes in progress, suspicious persons or
HOW TO USE 911
When you dial 911 there is trained professional that will
answer your call. The 911 Telecommunicator will answer the
phone Madison County 911 Where is your emergency. They will
then verify your phone number and ask your name.
then ask what is your emergency.
DOíS AND DONíTíS OF USING 9-1-1
use 9-1-1 to request emergency medical, fire, and police
2. Do teach your children and grandchildren how
to use 9-1-1 wiselay in case of an emergency.
3. Do use pay
telephone to report emergencies, the call is free.
call 9-1-1 when the power goes off, or if the weather is
threatening. Call the utility company.
5. Donít call 9-1-1
for weather information. Listen to your local TV and Radio
6. Donít Call 9-1-1 and hang up before we can
answer. This wastes our time in having to call back to verify
if there is an emergency.
7. Donít let your cordless
telephone battery run down. Some cordless telephones send out
false 9-1-1 signals when they are in a discharging
8. Donít Call 9-1-1 to gather information.
Donít play with 9-1-1, or make false calls. It is a violation
of the law.