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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Brian Maydwell, Operations Manager
Phone: (573) 874-7400

Roots-n-Blues-n-911: Joint Communications Readies for Annual Festival

September 24, 2015

Joint Communications welcomes those attending this weekend's Root-N-Blues and Barbecue Festival this weekend, but also reminds festival-goers to exercise caution at the event.

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Know the location from where you are calling
  • Provide the exact location of the emergency or incident.
  • Remain calm
  • Speak clearly
  • Explain the incident
  • Follow the Emergency Telecommunicator's instructions
  • Stay on the line until the telecommunicator tells you to hang up.

Remember: 9-1-1 should be called for public safety and life-threatening situations. For non-emergency situations Joint Communications encourages those in attendance to seek one of many Columbia police officers that will be canvassing the festival, or contact the non-emergency number at (573) 442-6131.