Be 9-1-1 Ready,
in Niobrara County.
The public needs to know about 9-1-1 before we can help you.
This page will give you an understanding
about key points that you need to know to be 9-1-1 ready.
Share this information with others.
everyone needs to know.
educators need to be teaching children.
is using CodeRED to make reverse 9-1-1 calls to the public.
You must be enrolled with the CodeRED system before you will be
called from 9-1-1.
When you call 9-1-1, you will need to the
Where You Are: Where
are you right now? Could you tell 9-1-1 exactly where to find
you?. They will need a street address, or highway name and
Text to 9-1-1: Niobrara
County is not able to accept text messages, photos and
video. A voice call continues to be the best way to reach
possible, use a landline to call 9-1-1. Cell phone calls
aren’t always routed to our call center and it takes time to
transfer your call to us. Our non emergency lines
may be busy.
Calm & Ready to Listen: 9-1-1
is here to help you through until help arrives. Be ready to
listen and follow directions.
calling 9-1-1, one of the first things you’ll be asked to
provide is the location of the emergency you’re reporting.
call taker may not automatically know your location or may ask
you to confirm it.
the call taker the location of the emergency. Provide landmarks
such as cross streets and mileposts.
- Always be aware of your surroundings.
Be in a safe place before calling 9-1-1.
Know your cell phone well
current 9-1-1 system is designed for voice communications only.
Texting 9-1-1 is not an option in most locales; you must dial
9-1-1 and speak with a call taker.
your keypad when you’re not using your phone, so 9-1-1 isn’t
dialed by mistake. For the same reason, don’t put 9-1-1 on speed
not give old phones to children as toys. A wireless phone with
no active service can still
- call 9-1-1.
you accidentally call 9-1-1, stay on the line and tell the
receiver that you do not have an emergency.
9-1-1 is for emergency use only
9-1-1 for emergencies only.
is appropriate to call 9-1-1 when you need to save a life, stop
a crime or report a fire.
9-1-1 is the right number to call in an emergency when a prompt
response is needed.
Know how to use 9-1-1 with the phone you own
Before you need help in an emergency, be sure to understand how
the type of phone you use affects your call to 9-1-1.
phones may not automatically tell 9-1-1 where you are.
the capabilities of the device you are using (landline,
cellular, VoIP) when calling 9-1-1.
services require that you update your address information with
service since, since you can call from any location in the
Remain calm, be prepared
to stay calm, listen carefully, give information and follow all
an emergency, seconds matter, so being knowledgeable and
prepared can make all the difference.
Knowing when to call and what to expect when you phone 9-1-1 can
help reduce fear and feelings of helplessness in an emergency.
Help 9-1-1 help you
more you know what to expect when you call 9-1-1, the faster
9-1-1 can get you the help you need.
you dial 9-1-1 for a non-emergency matter, you are tying up
resources that could be needed in a real emergency. The
call taker will ask you to call a non-emergency number.
can save a life! Follow all instructions the 9-1-1 call taker
gives you, and don’t hang up until the call taker does.