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Fulton Urges 911 Use Over 112

The 112 number is not universally available on all U.S. phone carriers.

Fulton Urges 911 Use Over 112

Fulton County Emergency Services Director Angela Barrett is urging residents to continue using 911 as the primary emergency assistance number, although "112" is being introduced in some areas as an alternate to "911."

Calls to the "112" number have jammed emergency lines in Paulding County recently, reports wsbtv.com.

While "112" may be more familiar to international visitors, it has not been tested on all phone systems here in the metro area and is not universally available.

"Dialing 911 is the most widely supported means for residents to call for emergency assistance in the country," said Barrett in a county press release. "We encourage residents to continue utilizing 911 in emergencies."

She also reminds residents that although they can dial 911 from any phone when an emergency arises, they are encouraged to utilize a land line where available.

"Land lines are more reliable and precise in pinpointing the geographic location of the caller," Barrett said.

For more information about Fulton County Emergency Services, go online to the website.

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