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This was announced in a press release from the FCC. Washington, D.C. -- Today the Federal Communications Commission took action to help strengthen and improve the ability of Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs, or 9-1-1 call centers) to quickly locate wireless 9-1-1...
REVERSE PHONE NOTIFICATION for HERRIMAN WILDFIRE September 21, 2010 - 3:30PM During the Herriman (aka Machine Gun) wildfire that began on September 19th, VECC (Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center) was asked by the Salt Lake County Emergency Management to send...
Last year the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) represented by Terry Shaw (VECC Employee), Gigi Smith (VECC Employee), and Deborah Mecham (Utah Valley Dispatch Special Service District) presented a proposal to the Utah 911 Committee to fund...
As part of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, VECC would like to recognize some of the outstanding employees whose dedication and outstanding efforts make the 9-1-1 system work each and every day. We would like to feature some of the people...
West Valley City, Utah – Everyone knows that 9-1-1 is a universal 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...
An informed caller is 9-1-1’s best caller. It’s important that you know how to help 9-1-1help you. In an emergency, seconds matter, so being knowledgeable and prepared canmake all the difference. Here’s what you can do: Know where you are....
By calling Emergency 911 you can save a life, stop a crime or report a fire. However, there are certain situations when calling 911 can actually endanger someone else's life. That's why it's important to know when it's appropriate...
PROVO — Picture yourself sitting at a desk with six telephones. Let's say two start ringing at the same time. A bit awkward, but manageable. Now, imagine all six phones ringing off the hook for three hours. Think...

When to Call 9-1-1

  • Save a life
  • Stop a crime
  • Report a fire

Tips For Calling 911

  • Contact 9-1-1 if there is a threat to loss of life or property
  • Know the address and city of your emergency
  • Know your phone number
  • Know the type of emergency
  • Stay calm and answer all of the operator's questions