FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Chad Martin, Director or
Joe Piper, Deputy Director
Phone: (573) 874-7400

RESIDENTS REMINDED OF
NON-EMERGENCY NUMBER FOR BCJC

June 30, 2016 –As the skies of Boone County light up and the sound of fireworks become more prevalent this week, Joint Communications is prepared for a spike in calls during the Fourth of July holiday. Residents are asked to refresh themselves on when to call 9-1-1 for fireworks-related incidents.

9-1-1 should be dialed when injuries or fire are triggered by fireworks. However, since a number of locations prohibit the discharge of fireworks within their limits, nuisance calls should be directed to (573) 442-6131, the Joint Communications non-emergency line.

Remember: non-emergency calls into 9-1-1 lines can prevent actual emergency calls from being connected in a timely manner. That could delay the response time of emergency responders to someone who really needs help.


Remember 9-1-1 is for emergencies only.
The non-emergency number for Boone County Joint Communications is 573-442-6131.