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