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If you are in danger or threatened with bodily harm, you need immediate help: Call 9-1-1

  • Sheriff's Department: 740-622-2411 (They can page our on-call Advocate)
  • First Step Helpline: 740-622-9533
  • Six County Crisis Hotline: 1-800-344-5818


  • First Step Shelter 622-8504

National Emergency Number Association

An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police/sheriff, the fire department or an ambulance. If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency you should call 9-1-1. It's better to be safe and let the 9-1-1 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance.

In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 on your phone. It's a free call. You can use any kind of phone: push button, rotary, cellular/wireless, cordless, or pay phone.

Stay calm and state your emergency

  • Speak loudly and clearly.
  • Give the 9-1-1 call taker your name, phone number and the address where help is needed.
  • Answer the call taker's questions.
  • Stay on the telephone if it's safe to do so, and don't hang up until the call taker tells you to.

If a Deaf or hearing/speech impaired caller doesn't have a TTY/TDD, the caller should call 9-1-1 and don't hang up. Not hanging up leaves the line open. With most 9-1-1 calls, the caller's address is displayed on the call taker's screen and help will be sent.

(This also means that if you cannot speak, or if your attacker has already ripped the receiver off the phone, you can still call, as long as the phone is still connected to the phone line. If you hang up before you can talk to the call taker, she will attempt to call you back. If you use a wireless phone, you need to be able to tell the call taker where you are, if possible. It could take hours for them to locate you otherwise.)

All emergency numbers are available 24 hours/7 days a week

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 July 2019 07:10

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