Northwest NEWS

December 27, 1999

Local News

Call 911 for police, medical, or fire emergencies only

   Every holiday brings an increase in telephone usage. This New Year brings in the year 2000, and an even greater volume of phone use is expected.

   In anticipation of possible telephone system overloads, the 911 public safety community, in cooperation with Washington phone companies, urges 911 callers to:

   If you pick up your telephone to make a call and do not hear a dial tone, do not hang up. Simply wait a few seconds, and you will get a dial tone and be able to make your call.

   Remember, 911 saves lives. Call 911 for police, medical, or fire emergencies only.