Sample 911 Call

9-1-1 Fee

You hear a window breaking, someone isn't breathing, you've witnessed a serious car accident … you need help. 

Fortunately, pretty much everywhere in the United States, you can call 9-1-1 and be linked to an emergency communications center where you will be connected to the calm voice of a highly-trained professional who provides life-saving instructions and ensures that first responders arrive as quickly and safely as possible.

ND State Radio is our contracted local emergency communications center which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is responsible for answering all 9-1-1 and dispatching law enforcement, fire, ambulance and other services.

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Who pays for the 9-1-1 service?

  • By a previous vote of County Electors, each household/business pays a $1 per month “local” fee for 9-1-1 service on each telephone line that appears on their phone bill.
  • The North Dakota Century Code allows a "local" 9-1-1 fee to be collected up to $1.50 per subscriber line. Emmons County currently remains at $1.00 since it was first approved in 1994.