Using 9-1-1

C911-1-19-1-1 History
The first usage of 9-1-1 was in Haleyville, Alabama in January 1968. 9-1-1 was intended to be an easy number to remember to contact law enforcement, fire, and EMS agencies.

Lebanon 9-1-1
Lebanon has an Enhanced 9-1-1 (E-911) system, which displays the caller’s address and telephone number at the Communications Center.

Making an Emergency Call
Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies only. Emergencies include:
  • Any type of fire (business, car, building, etc.)
  • Crimes in progress, life-threatening or not
  • Life-threatening situations (fights, persons with weapons, etc.)
  • Serious medical problems (chest pains, seizures, bleeding, etc.)

Emergency call tips:
  • Don’t dial 9-1-1 to test the your telephone or the 9-1-1 system. This takes the dispatcher away from true emergencies.
  • Don’t hang up if you accidentally dial 9-1-1. Your telephone number and address appears on the computer screen and the dispatcher needs to call you back and / or send an officer to the house. Stay on the line and explain that you dialed 9-1-1 accidentally.
  • Don't program 9-1-1 into your phone. You will not forget the number and it only invites accidental dialing.