Department of Public Safety Communications (9-1-1 Center)

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PLAY VIDEO - Listen to a message from the Department of Public Safety Communications (DPSC) Director Steve Souder, recently recognized by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials as 2009 9-1-1 Public Safety Communications Center Director of the Year. BEGIN TOUR - Take a look inside the new, 114,000-square-foot, state of the art McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center (MPSTOC), which houses DPSC, as well as three other Fairfax County public safety agencies and two agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Quick Hits


Did You Know?
The concept of 9-1-1 was first introduced in the United Kingdom in 1937, using the number 999. U.S. military personnel were introduced to the concept when stationed in the U.K. during World War II.
On February 16, 1968, the first 9-1-1 call in the U.S. was made from Haleyville, Alabama near Birmingham.
Fairfax County adopted 9-1-1 in 1981.
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When to Call 9-1-1
9-1-1 should only be used in an emergency.
Call 9-1-1 when there is a life or death emergency that requires the immediate assistance of emergency service, such as the police, paramedics, and Fire Department.
When there is a situation that requires police response but is not an emergency, call 703-691-2131 (non-emergency phone number).
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