Can We Find Your House in an Emergency??
Valuable time WILL be lost if we have to search for your address!!
PLEASE MARK BOTH SIDES OF YOUR MAILBOX!!!
(We may be coming from the other direction)


Since the closing of Slaterville Ambulance, Bangs Ambulance has been designated as our primary provider of EMS transport. A Bangs Unit is automatically requested for all structure fire calls within the Town of Caroline. This just makes good sense to have EMS on-scene during those events, not only for the possible fire victims but for the responding Fire Fighters who may be injured during the fire extinguish period.
Bangs is a for-profit company and when a unit is sent to a fire scene, costs are incurred……Ambulance fuel, maintenance, wages, etc…..Even if their services are never needed, there is an expense to the Bangs Ambulance Company. In order to off-set those costs, the first 1.5hrs will continue to be at no cost. After 1.5hrs, a bill will be sent to the home owner for stand-by services. Most Insurance companies will cover these costs. If you get a bill, and need help processing it to your Insurance, Bangs will be glad to assist you.


   Please don’t park in front of our sign on the North end of the building. It blocks access to our parking spaces in the rear. Thanks!


IMPORTANT INFO FOR CELL PHONE USERS

If you are in the SouthEastern portion of Tompkins County, and you are using a mobile/cell phone, your signal is most likely connecting to one of the towers in neighboring Tioga county. Therefore ANY 911 CALLS VIA A MOBILE PHONE WILL PROBABLY GO TO THE TIOGA COUNTY 911 CENTER AND NOT THE TOMPKINS COUNTY 911 CENTER. It is critical that when the 911 Dispatcher asks for your location that you tell them which county, as well as the Town (in the case of Speedsville-Town of Caroline) you are in so your call is re-directed as quickly as possible. Many of us in this area have mixed addresses – Tompkins Cty. with a Berkshire mailing address.

Here’s what happens when you call 911 from a cell phone: The Dispatcher answers ‘911 What’s your emergency ?’ – Your answer might be ‘I smell smoke in my house’.
FROM A CONVENTIONAL PHONE (Land Line): Your phone number as well as the address associated with that number displays on the Dispatchers Computer Screen. The Dispatcher will ask you to verify the information is correct. If so, things begin to happen.

FROM A MOBILE PHONE; Your phone number should display, but no other inforation. The Dispatcher asks for your address or your location. – You tell him/her ‘###Jones Rd.’ – The Dispatcher inputs that address into the computer. The computer searches and may respond ‘Verified address, send ‘xxx’ Fire Department’. All is well.
However, if the computer does not recognize your address,street, or road, then  further investigation and valuable time are spent trying to figure out where you are.
The level of sophistication in this area is not yet like what you see on Television where the Police triangulate cell signals to find the bad guys. Multiple towers are needed for that and we’re lucky to have any signal at all.

As more and more people abandon their ‘land lines’ in favor of other communication methods, mobile, internet based (Vonage,etc) it’s important that you know what information is needed when a call for assistance goes out. NAME, ADDRESS, TOWN, COUNTY


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