What is 911? When should I call 911?

All emergencies are reported through the county’s "911" system. Make all other reports, such as crimes, at the municipal or county police departments for investigation. When calling "911," your call is answered by a trained telecommunicator assigned to gather your information, initiate an appropriate response, and provide instructions on how you can help before the ambulance arrives. In Georgetown County, you will receive an ambulance with an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)/Paramedic and EMT. In those cases where additional manpower is required, the fire department may "first respond" and provide care.

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1. What is 911? When should I call 911?