Brazos County Emergency
Communications District
Brazos County Emergency
Communications District
P.O. Box 911
Bryan, TX  77806
979.779.0911
Fax 979.821.3407
When should you call 9-1-1?

9-1-1 should be used ONLY in emergency situations. 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.

Examples of When to Call 9-1-1:

    - Heart attack or stroke
    - House fire
    - Domestic violence
    - Burglary or theft in progress
    - Car accidents
    - Suspicious activities
    - Anything else that seems like an emergency!
   
Do not call 9-1-1

    - for information
    - when the power is out
    - to report a broken fire hydrant
    - when your water pipes burst
    - to get a ride for doctor's appointment
    - for paying tickets
    - for your pet
    - as a prank

Never Prank Call 9-1-1

It's a prank call when someone calls 9-1-1 for a joke, or calls 9-1-1 and hangs up. If 9-1-1 lines or call takers are busy with prank calls, someone with a real emergency may not be able to get the help they need. In most places, it's against the law to make prank 9-1-1 calls.
9-1-1 IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY     -     CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T