Saturday, August 04, 2007
RVs and 911 Calls
Q: Can I ask two? 1) can I park a rv on the street? How long can it sit between having to move it? 2) my friend recently had to call 911 and it was from a cell phone - they were told to call back from a land line as there were too many crank calls coming in on 911 and they no longer respond. Is this true?

A: RV parking is permitted on streets unless prohibited otherwise, however RVs and all other vehicles may not be parked without being moved for more than 72 hours or are considered abandoned and subject to impound under city ordinance.

As for calling 911, our dispatchers will respond to calls for service as needed and this includes "911 only" cell phones, of which we do see a high incidence of prank calls from as 911 only cell phones are difficult to trace. We do appreciate land line calls when 911 is being used because enhanced 911 capabilites allow for an exact address and resident information to be obtained quickly which can expedite emergency response

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