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For medical emergencies, 911 is number to call

For medical emergencies, 911 is number to call

Emergency medical services (EMS) staff at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City remind Obion County residents who need an ambulance to dial 911.
“For 18 years, the Obion County Emergency Communications District (E-911) has provided quality emergency dispatch services to anyone who calls for assistance and to the agencies who respond to their call for help,” said Rhonda Hawks, nurse manager for the BMH-Union City ambulance service. “Because of the dispatch’s center’s excellent service and wonderful programs educating the public on the use of 911, Baptist EMS feels that it is no longer necessary to continue its direct telephone line of 885-6940.”
She said any Obion County resident who calls 885-6940 for an ambulance will hear a recording that instructs the caller to dial 911.
Obion County 911 provides many services to the citizens of Obion County including dispatch of fire, EMS, and rescue, as well as providing addressing for structures outside town/city limits and storm shelter registry.
For more information about Baptist EMS, call Ms. Hawks at 884-8206. For more information about Obion County 911, call Sherri Fisher Hanna, executive director, at 885-3316.
Published in The Messenger 1.30.08

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