What is 9-1-1?
9-1-1 is the number most people in the United States call to get help in an emergency. They call this number when the police, fire department, or emergency medical services are needed. Your call is routed to the appropriate 9-1-1 Center where specially trained personnel will answer your call.

Based upon the nature of your call, Center personnel will dispatch the necessary responders.

The 9-1-1 System makes an important difference in our communities everyday. It is your first source of help in time of crisis and it can mean the difference between life and death. When used properly, 9-1-1 saves seconds and those seconds can save lives.

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1. What is 9-1-1?
2. What is Enhanced 9-1-1?
3. Who pays for the 9-1-1 service?
4. What is the Central Dakota Communications Center?