Safety share: What to expect when you call 9-1-1
If there’s an emergency while you’re on campus, dial 9-1-1 from land lines and 1-630-252-1911 from cell phones. If you are unsure if it’s an emergency, call anyway!
What to expect when you call 9-1-1
When you call 9-1-1, the dispatcher who answers will ask you a series of questions. The dispatcher relays your answers to the responders so they will have as much information as possible.
The information being collected is extremely important for everyone’s safety.
You’ll be asked to provide detailed information about any hazards that may be present when the Fire Department arrives. This is to minimize the risk to the responders and help mitigate incidents as safely and efficiently as possible.
The dispatcher will ask you to describe any chemicals that might be involved and describe pertinent Safety Data Sheets.
Services offered by Argonne Fire Department:
- Fire inspections
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training
- Fire extinguisher inspection, planning and training
- Providing hazardous material spill information
- Providing permits for open flame and welding
- Car seat inspection
Argonne Fire Department
Argonne’s Fire Department is a fully staffed, trained and equipped emergency response force. Its mission is to provide emergency, inspection and fire protection support, including:
- Rescuing accident victims
- Emergency medical response
- Vehicle lockout and jump-start assistance
- Hazardous Materials Response
Please print this safety share, courtesy of Fire Chief George Hyland (STE), and use it to help kick off a team discussion at your next meeting with colleagues and/or staff.
Each month a safety share submitted by an individual will be selected to receive a Spot Award for demonstrated safety leadership. The Spot Award program offers three award levels: gold ($100), silver ($50) and bronze ($25).