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By Herald Staff

The Dubois County 911 Communications Center handles all emergency and non-emergency calls for public safety agencies in Dubois County. In addition, the Jasper Police and Fire Departments also field emergency calls. Annually, dispatchers within the county field more than 12,000 calls.

Even young children know to dial 911 in case of emergency. It is useful and potentially life-saving knowledge for them to have. However, as the number of children having access to new and old cellphones has increased, this has also led to an increase in accidental 911 calls…