Dispatch Center

Medical or Emergency 911 Calls

Cassia County certifies all their 911 personnel to be emergency medical dispatchers (EMD's).  This means that through telephone interrogation, the dispatcher can continuously access patient information which results in selecting appropriate field response for the medical incident.  The dispatcher can also provide pre-arrival instructions to the calling party to assist in stabilizing patient condition until paramedics arrive.


What questions will I be asked if I am reporting a medical emergency?

  • What's the address of the emergency?
  • What's the phone number you're calling from?
  • What's the problem, tell me exactly what happened?
  • Are you with the person now?
  • How old is the person?
  • Is the person conscious?
  • Is the person breathing?

 Additional key questions

Depending on the chief complaint that you are reporting on a medical call, i.e., broken leg, headache, chest pain, etc., the dispatcher will be asking other detailed questions.  These questions are related to the nature of the illness or injury.  Remain calm.  Listen to the questions being asked and try to answer them in a concise and clear tone.  Don't get frustrated, don't panic, don't get impatient and just allow the 911 process to work for you.


General Information
Phone Numbers
208-878-2251 Dispatch 208-878-1002 Administration
Emergencies: Dial 911
Cassia County Sheriff's Office
129 East 14th Street