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About the E-911 Board Emergency Telephone System

The DeKalb County Emergency Telephone System Board was organized in early 1990 to oversee the implementation of an enhanced 911 system in DeKalb County, Illinois. 911 is a three-digit telephone number that you can dial 24 hours a day for police, fire or emergency medical services emergencies. The system is operational, and DeKalb County citizens can now dial 911 and be connected to the emergency service provider in their area. The dispatch points know instantly where the call is coming from and the name of the person living at that location. 911 systems nationwide have assisted police, fire and ambulance personnel in improving service to the public. Special instructions for the Hearing Impaired for use of 911 are available.

For additional information, contact DeKalb County Emergency Telephone System Board at 815-899-4559.

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