The Rhode Island Enhanced 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System provides 24 hour, statewide emergency public safety communications services from one answering point located in North Scituate through the universal emergency number 9-1-1. High technical and operational standards, designed to reduce total response time, guide the system's processing of both wireline and wireless 911 calls.
It is the responsibility of the Rhode Island Enhanced 9-1-1 Uniform Emergency Telephone System to maintain a statewide emergency telephone system which consistently provides swift and reliable assistance to the public in response to their need for public safety emergency services.
9-1-1 is the universal emergency telephone number designed to give citizens an easy to remember phone number for POLICE, FIRE or MEDICAL emergencies. By dialing just three numbers, 9-1-1, you can be connected to a trained professional who is used to dealing with emergencies and who can route your call to the appropriate agency.