Why do I have to dial 9-1-1? Can't I call the fire station direct and save time?
The 9-1-1 emergency system is designed to save valuable seconds. When you dial 9-1-1, the system routes the police or fire unit that is closest to your home. Fire stations are not properly equipped to take emergency calls and calling the station directly actually wastes response time.

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1. Why do I have to dial 9-1-1? Can't I call the fire station direct and save time?
2. With the recent brush fires, how can I protect my home?