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911. The operators will dispatch fire, police or ambulance personnel as required.
Get out. Call 911 from outside, using either a cell phone or a neighbor’s phone.
Get out. Call 911.
No. Call 911.
No. Call 911. Emergency medical personnel and an ambulance will be at your door in less than five minutes, and can start emergency care for your husband.
If it is on your property, it is your responsibility.
If you find yourself in a situation that you cannot handle, for whatever reason, that is an emergency and you should call 911.
Ocean Pines Volunteer Fire Department has 7 full-time paid paramedics. Two are on duty at all times, 24 hours a day, every day of the year. In addition, OPVFD has a captain available M-F daytime hours and a large cadre of volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians.
Even though there is full-time coverage, someone is not always at the South Station. The duty paramedic might be out on a call, or at the North Station for station duties there, or might have walked down to the mailboxes to pick up the Fire Department’s mail. Calling 911 will always result in someone being dispatched to you immediately.
Actually, they did. While the ambulance was on the way, the 911 operators were asking you for more information, which they then relayed to the paramedic.