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Yellowstone County, Montana
Disaster & Emergency Services

Information found on these pages may be used for educational or informational purposes only. Information presented should not be considered your only source of information with respect to 911 emergency situations. Consult emergency responders for specific questions related to emergency situations. Please contact Janelle Luppen to request specific materials or documents.

Public Information Brochure (.pdf file, requires the free Adobe reader)

Do's and Don'ts of Dialing 9-1-1

Tips on Calling 9-1-1 From Your Cell Phone

Online Board Game To Test Children's Disaster Knowledge
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has unveiled a new, interactive Web-based board game for children - as part of the agency's ongoing commitment to educating young people about disaster preparedness and risk reduction. The board game, called Disaster Discovery, is located on the agency's FEMA for Kids Web site. http://www.fema.gov/kids/games/board


Kid-Friendly Information About Cell Phones
The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has information formatted specifically to educate kids about cell phone usage. http://www.fcc.gov/cgb/kidszone/faqs_cellphones.html


ICE - "In Case of Emergency"
"ICE" is catching on and it's a very simple method of contact for you or a loved one in case of an emergency. As cell phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is program the number of a contact person and store the name as "ICE," (meaning, in case of emergency). The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when they went to the scenes of accidents, there was usually a cell phone with the patient, but they didn't know which number to call. The idea is to store the word "ICE" in your cell phone address book and with it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted in case of an emergency. This would allow emergency personnel and hospital staff to quickly contact that individual by dialing the number programmed under "ICE". For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2, ICE3, etc. Following the disaster in London, a national "ICE" campaign was launched in Great Britain, so this idea is growing on a global scale.