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Who Answers My 9-1-1 Call?
Your 911 call is routed by the phone company, to the Public Safety Answering Point at the Village of River Forest Police Department Emergency Communications Specialist.

http://www.river-forest.us/

 

When should you call 911? Calls to 911 should be reserved for emergencies such as:

Any type of fire (structure, vehicle, brush, etc.)

Any crime in-progress (robbery, burglary, prowler, fights, etc.)

Any other life threatening situations (traffic accident with injuries, etc.)

A serious medical emergency (chest pains, seizures, bleeding, etc.)

As always use your best judgment!

 

How to Report a Crime or Emergency In an emergency

Stay calm

Act quickly

Call for help from a safe place

Be prepared to give the following information

Building name

Room or apartment number

Street address

Nearby landmarks, if outdoors

Type of emergency

Fire: Report the type and size of fire

Medical: Report the type of illness or injury and any specific cause

Police/Security: Identify the crime or danger and give descriptions of
suspects and, if a vehicle is involved, its description and its direction of travel

Chemical: Identify the chemical involved, quantity, hazards, and injuries