Jeff Rusiecki
Emergency Communications Manager
jrusiecki@astoria.or.us 

Brad Johnston
Chief of Police
bjohnston@astoria.or.us 

Terri Peden
Administrative Services Manager
tpeden@astoria.or.us     

AWARDS

Though Astoria 9-1-1 is considered a small Center, we have truly outstanding employees standing ready to answer the call of duty!

A MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGER

HISTORY OF 911

Each year an estimated 240 million 9-1-1 calls are made in the United States. According to the FCC about one-third of these are wireless, or calls made from cell phones. In our area this trend is actually closer to two-thirds. Astoria 9-1-1 received nearly 13,000 9-1-1 calls in the year 2013. In addition to these emergency calls our Dispatchers also handled over 46,000 non-emergency calls for service!

FAQs

When to Call 9-1-1

9-1-1 is for emergencies: A threat to life, serious injury, fire or to stop a crime in progress. 9-1-1 is to be used when you or someone else needs immediate assistance.

Some examples for when it would be appropriate to call 9-1-1:
· Medical emergencies such as heart attack, stroke, someone having difficulty breathing or who is unconscious or at risk from some other serious medical problem.
· A verbal or physical fight/disturbance.
· You see a crime in progress or are following a possibly intoxicated driver.

Some examples when you should use the non-emergency number (503-325-4411):
· You've discovered your house has been burglarized but burglary is no longer in progress
· There is a barking dog in your neighborhood
· You need to speak with an officer about a previously reported incident.


If you are experiencing a power outage do not call 911 for expected outage time. Contact your local power supplier to report the outage:
Pacific Power: 1-877-508-5088


For information about road conditions, contact the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) road conditions line:
511 - Toll free within Oregon
1-800-977-ODOT (6368) - Toll free within Oregon
(503) 588-2941 - Outside Oregon.
This is an automated service and should be updated daily. You can also visit www.tripcheck.com to view road conditions on across the state.

Below are links to printable documents we hope you will find useful:
72-Hour Family Emergency Kit
Car Seat Safety
Home Fire Safety
Pet Safety
Poison Prevention

Jeff Rusiecki
Emergency Communications Manager
jrusiecki@astoria.or.us 

Brad Johnston
Chief of Police
bjohnston@astoria.or.us 

Terri Peden
Administrative Services Manager
tpeden@astoria.or.us     

AWARDS

Though Astoria 9-1-1 is considered a small Center, we have truly outstanding employees standing ready to answer the call of duty!

A MESSAGE FROM THE MANAGER

HISTORY OF 911

Each year an estimated 240 million 9-1-1 calls are made in the United States. According to the FCC about one-third of these are wireless, or calls made from cell phones. In our area this trend is actually closer to two-thirds. Astoria 9-1-1 received nearly 13,000 9-1-1 calls in the year 2013. In addition to these emergency calls our Dispatchers also handled over 46,000 non-emergency calls for service!