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The Suffolk County Fire Rescue Communications Center is an enhanced 911 facility. The dispatchers must be New York State certified Emergency Medical Technicians to be hired and maintain national certification as Emergency Medical and Fire Dispatchers. These same Emergency Services Dispatchers are utilized to staff the mobile command post.
In total, Suffolk County is served by 109 volunteer fire departments and 27 volunteer ambulance corps, which answered 282,132 emergency calls in 2013. Of these calls, 30,001 were fire or related emergencies and 124,418 were emergency medical incidents. The county fire rescue dispatch center has been operating from its present location since January 6, 1998.
HOW TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY: For fire, police and medical emergencies, please dial 911. If you believe that you have been exposed to a biological, chemical or radiological agent, or if you believe an intentional threat will occur or is occurring, please contact local emergency responders by calling 911.
Dial "911" only for life-threatening emergencies. Do not dial "911" for information.
Dial "852-COPS" - For non-Emergency Police calls in Suffolk County.
Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency. Click here for a list of telephone numbers and websites that can be useful in an emergency.
Suffolk County Fire Rescue Emergency Services Technology Update Presentation 8/2015
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