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Diana Notestine 

What to do if 9-1-1 doesn't work


February 28, 2018

What do you do when 9-1-1 doesn’t work? Jeff King, Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management/E911/Dispatch, has some wise words for us. There have been a small number of situations, in recent years where telephone service and/or 9-1-1 service has stopped working in Klickitat County (construction damage to feeder lines, weather-related outages, and related incidents). When Klickitat County Department of Emergency Management 9-1-1 Communications Officers find 9-1-1 service is down and not being forwarded to neighboring 9-1-1 call centers, they dispatch firefighters to their stations to standby. This way, citizens can travel to a nearby fire station to report any kind of problem...

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