Proper Use of the 9-1-1
Emergency Telephone Number
and Non-Emergency Numbers
When to dial 9-1-1?
9-1-1 provides instant access to emergency services. It should be used for immediate police, fire and ambulance response in a life threatening situation.
It’s important that the public use the system correctly. If the service is flooded with non-emergency calls, then it will be difficult for people with real emergencies to get through in a life or death situation.
During an emergency, it’s easy to understand how residents can become overwhelmed and inadvertently tie up the emergency service with non-emergency calls. It’s wise to think twice before
you dial 9-1-1.
Do not call 9-1-1 to locate relatives, to ask about the availability of gas at local pumps, to find out the location or availability of shelters or other services during an emergency.
Do call 9-1-1 when a situation requires the immediate response of police, firefighting and/or ambulance personnel in a life threatening situation.
Call 9-1-1 to report a fire, to save a life or to stop a crime.
There are several non-emergency numbers that you can call with any other questions that you may have:
Twp of Bonfield Municipal Office 705.776.2641
Public Health 705.474.1400
Twp of Bonfield Public Works 705.776.2659