Nine-one-one is the number to call to get help in a police, fire or medical emergency. A 9-1-1 call is transmitted over dedicated phone lines to the emergency agency (police, fire, sheriff) assigned to the city or area you are calling from. Trained dispatchers then send emergency help as needed.
A nine-one-one call will automatically dispatch you to a trained professional who will answer your call, ask you to describe your emergency situation and route the necessary emergency personnel to your location to assist you.
9-1-1 is for people emergencies only
It should NEVER be use as a joke or prank
When there is a REAL need for one of the following:
Make sure your know the exact location and address of the emergency
Pick up the receiver or turn on the phone and wait for the DIAL TONE
Dial or press “9”, then”1” and then “1” again.
Wait for the ring and the 9-1-1 Dispatcher will answer
Stay calm, speak clearly and be prepared to give as much information as possible regarding the emergency when the Dispatcher asks you.
Listen carefully to the Dispatchers questions and answer each question carefully.
Remember the Dispatcher cannot see your hand or head gestures, signs or motions. So verbally answer all questions.
The Dispatcher can only hear you, so answer all questions verbally.
Do not hang up until the Dispatcher tells you it is OK to do so.
Follow the instructions of the Dispatcher.
Poison Control for Northern Kentucky:
Ft. Thomas Northern Kentucky Poison Information Center
St. Luke Hospital
85 North Grand Avenue
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
Poison Control for Cincinnati:
South West Ohio Regional Poison Control System
and Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center* University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
231 Bethesda Avenue ML #144
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0144
(800) 872-5111 (Southwest OH only) (513) 558-5111
Heavy snowfall, ice and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with a major winter storm or extreme cold. Prepare for possible isolation in your home and possible power outages.