Yukon Fire Department Reminds Community 911 is Only for Emergencies
With the recent proclamation from the City of Yukon, declaring a state of emergency due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Yukon Fire Department would like to remind citizens to only use 911 for emergencies.
“In order for the City of Yukon and its 911 system to continue to meet the needs of our community, we ask that you contact 911 only if you have an emergency that is life-threatening in nature or requiring transport to a hospital,” said Dep. Fire Chief Kyle Trumbly. “If you require public assistance, please contact the non-emergency number for the Yukon Police Department. Please forward all general sickness complaints to your physician. In doing so, this will allow us to make sure that we continue to meet your needs.”
When should you call 911?
When someone’s life, safety, health or property is in immediate jeopardy, you should call 911. This includes, but is not limited to, most crimes, suspicious vehicles or persons, fights, non-routine disturbances, people with weapons or suicidal persons. If you need the fire department or an ambulance to respond, you should typically call 911 without hesitation.
Police, fire, and emergency medical services all have non-emergency numbers:
Yukon Police Department: (405) 354-2553
Yukon Fire Department: (405) 354-2133
Samaritan EMS: (844) 498-6471
Call (877) 215-8336 (se habla español) for the statewide COVID-19 call center.
The Yukon Fire Department is one of Yukon’s best departments. Optimism, energy and opportunity inspire the best in everything we do. To learn more about Yukon’s best, visit www.yukonok.gov or call 405-354-2133.