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911 is only to be used in emergencies. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire, or rescue. 911 is for emergencies, potential emergencies, or when an emergency is imminent. Ask yourself:
If you are ever in doubt of whether a situation is an emergency, you should call 911. It is better to be safe and let the 911 call taker determine if you need emergency assistance.
When reporting an emergency:
The person answering 911 is a trained dispatcher. They have been trained as to what questions to ask. Be prepared to follow the dispatcher’s line of questioning, e.g:
The Liberty County Fire Services office has a non-emergency telephone number that is accessible to the public. For all non-emergency situations, please call 912-876-4511.
Annually the department is dispatched to about 1,500 emergency calls. The communications center is staffed 24 hours a day by a Communications Supervisor and as many as five Communications Officers.
You can obtain a burn permit online with the Georgia Forestry Commission or by calling 877-OK2-BURN (652-2876).