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The City of Guymon
The City of Guymon
424 N Main St.
Guymon, OK 73942
(580) 338-0137

9-1-1
9-1-1 is for Emergencies
Everyone knows that 9-1-1 is a national number that should be called in the event of an emergency..... or do they? 9-1-1 Centers all over the United States have encountered hurdles when educating the public when it comes to the 9-1-1 and its uses.

With all the advances in technology, 9-1-1 has become much more complex. What started out as a simple concept has grown into a vitally-important resource. Our goal is to educate people about 9-1-1, its uses, its challenges, and its future capabilities.

In 2009, the Guymon / Texas County 911 Call Center received approximately 2,579 land line 9-1-1 calls for emergencies.

Children and adults should have a good understanding of 9-1-1 and how it works in their area.9-1-1 is available throughout the state, and there are many different levels of sophistication within the equipment and resources available at each 9-1-1 answering point.

Guidelines
Some general guidelines for 9-1-1 for everyone:
  • 9-1-1 is for police, fire, and medical emergencies.
  • Know your location if at all possible. Providing an accurate location is critically important, especially when making a wireless 9-1-1 call.
  • If you call 9-1-1, don’t hang up.
  • Don’t call 9-1-1 for jokes or prank calls.
  • When you call 9-1-1, pay attention to the questions that you are being asked.
  • Stay on the line with the 9-1-1 dispatcher and answer all questions. The more information they have, the better they are able to help you.
  • Stay calm and speak clearly.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact Kimberly Brumley at the Guymon Police Department at 580-338-6525.