Boone County News Release

Press Archives Press Room

For Immediate Release

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

Residents Reminded of Non-Emergency Number for PSJC

July 1, 2015

As the Boone County skies light up with rocket's red glare 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.