Is 911 the same as EMS?
No. Although we work closely with EMS, we are not the same. EMS personnel are the ones that respond to the location or scene of the emergency. We are the ones who receive the 911 calls and dispatches EMS to these calls. We are not a sub-unit or division of EMS. We are a separate entity with different functions. We are the point of contact for EMS as to getting help where it is needed. It is common for dispatchers to be trained as medical technician or paramedics. But, remember we are also trained in police and fire assistance. Therefore; we are called public safety.

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1. Is 911 the same as EMS?
2. Is 911 located in the jail?