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Rockingham County's emergency communications center would like to inform residents that the 911 emergency telephone number is in full operation. If you have an emergency, dial 911.\ What it is

The 911 is an emergency telephone number that provides immediate access for any emergency.\ When to use itCall 911 to report crimes, fires and medical emergencies.

Call 911 before calling relatives, friends, neighbors, etc.

911 service is available 24 hours a day, every day.\ What the 911 operator will ask

The phone number where you are.

The address or location where help is needed.

The nature of the problem.

Any other necessary information.\ How you can help

Remain calm. Your help is important.

Display your phone number and address at each phone in your home or business.

Answer all questions asked and follow any instructions given.

Stay on the phone until you are sure the 911 operator has the information.

Once you have called for help, stay off the phone. The 911 operator may need to call back for additional information or directions. If you must call someone, make the call as brief as possible.

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