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Call 9-1-1 when:

Call 9-1-1 when:

  • You see smoke or fire.
  • Someone’s life and/or property are in immediate danger.
  • You see a crime being committed.
  • Rescue or emergency medical assistance is needed.

Not Sure If You Should Call?   Then call 9-1-1 and let trained personnel decide.


Non-Emergency Line

Unless you need an immediate response to a fire, medical or police emergency, call the non-emergency number at (206) 296-3311. Using the non-emergency number keeps 9-1-1 available for true emergencies.

Some examples of times when you should call (206) 296-3311 are:

  • Your house or car was broken into yesterday.
  • Your runaway child has returned home.
  • You need to add additional items to the burglary report which you made last week.
  • Your car was stolen sometime overnight.
  • Someone stole your bicycle while you were at school.
  • There is an abandoned vehicle on your street

Do not call 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number to find out about things like street closures, weather, laws or local regulations.

Other Information Sources

Regional Public Information Network
News alerts from more than 75 agencies serving citizens in King, Pierce and Snohomish counties. RPIN keeps the public informed about street and highway closures, weather, major transit disruptions, and provides updates on what agencies are doing to respond to emergencies and incidents.

King County 2-1-1
2-1-1 provides easier access to comprehensive information and referral service for health and human service resources. Click the link to learn more. For assistance, call 2-1-1.

Traffic & Weather: Dial 5-1-1
Get real-time traffic and weather information by calling 5-1-1.