The Sheriff's office reported that the number of 911 calls for law enforcement, fire/rescue and EMS has jumped in the last two weeks. Sheriff Brown stated that, the fire/rescue departments across the county were already worn out from the response to grass fires the week prior to the ice storm and then the storm hit and everyone was back in action, some more than once.
Since February 1st, there have been fourteen 911 calls for service involving multiple agencies in San Saba County. There were six medical calls for service, six motor vehicle accidents, two grass fires and one structure fire, with most involving more than one agency.
The sheriff stated that he is amazed at the high number of non emergency calls that flood dispatch during emergency situations.
People call 911 just to find out what is happening, or to ask questions like, "When is the electricity coming back on?" This causes problems for the 911 dispatcher who is already struggling to keep up with the real 911 calls, the radio and the regular phone lines.
Please help us better serve the community by only calling 911 to report real emergencies. Please contact our other phone numbers, 325-372-5551 or 5432 in a non-emergency.