Vail's 911 emergency system makes an important difference in the community.
Dialing 911 is the fastest, easiest way to communicate with local fire, police and medical services during an emergency. The center is set up to receive and handle text-to-911 messages. Text-to-911 is not meant to replace regular dialing of 9-1-1 in an emergency. It provides an extra level of contact when someone in an emergency may be safer not speaking. It also is beneficial to those who are speaking or hearing impaired.
The more information you are able to give dispatchers, the better they will be able to serve you. Always hang up last. Make sure the dispatcher has all the needed information.
The Vail Communications Center, located in the Vail Police Department, began dispatching for Eagle County in 1998. The center now dispatches for every emergency service in the county with the exception of the Colorado State Patrol, which is dispatched out of Montrose.
For more information on Vail Public Safety Communication Center please visit our site at www.vail911.com.
Vail Police Chief
Vail Public Safety Communications Center Director