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About 9-1-1 in our area

Since 9-1-1 was introduced to Mendham, it has led to speedier responses to emergencies.  However, there are a few details about 9-1-1 that you should be aware of:


For ANY EMERGENCY, dial 9-1-1 !!!!! 
If you require the assistance of the police, fire department or first aid squad, dial 9-1-1.  Calmly and clearly answer the dispatcher's questions, including your name, location and type of emergency.
If you accidentally dial 9-1-1, don't hang up!!! Stay on the line and explain to the dispatcher that you have made a mistake.
Anytime 9-1-1 is dialed, the call will ALWAYS go through to the Morris County Sheriff's Communications Center.  It does not matter if you hang up the phone - your name, address and phone number are displayed on the 9-1-1 terminal.  A dispatcher is required to call you back to verify if there is an emergency.  Please stand by and answer the dispatcher's questions.  Simultaneously, a police officer is dispatched to personally confirm that no emergency exists.


9-1-1 is for EMERGENCY calls ONLY! 

DO NOT use it for :

  • Non Emergency Fire, Police or Borough Business
  • To determine if school is going to be opened or closed due to adverse weather conditions
  • Plumbing problems in your house
  • To report power outages
  • To report water main breaks


FIRE - 973.543.4862

POLICE - 973.543.2527

BOROUGH OF MENDHAM - 973.543.7152

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