When a citizen dials 911 in Ripley County, it is answered by the Ripley County Communications Center. It handles both emergency and non-emergency calls for multiple police agencies, fire departments, and emergency medical services in the county.
A monthly report of calls received in July was released on Thursday.
A total of 1,614 calls were taken from the public last month. After including all of the radio transactions among the various emergency services, there were a total 5,348. These numbers reflect both emergency and non-emergency radio and telephone transactions.
There were 624 enhanced 911 calls answered last month, 397 of those are classified as real emergencies.
A breakdown of 911 calls reveal that 174 calls were for paramedic, fire and first responder. There were 160 emergency calls for police and 126 for EMS services.
9-1-1 operators also answered 227 calls that were determined not to be an emergency. Those calls were attributed to false calls, system problems, kids playing, and tests on the system.
A total of 565 calls were handled for town and county police. Those calls range from emergency response to information requests and title checks.
There were also 33 calls for the dog warden.