911 calls sporadic in Tulsa area after fire disrupts service
The Associated Press - July 9, 2019 1:35 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Tulsa-area police officers are being stationed at QuikTrip stores, major intersections and fire stations after a fire disrupted 911 service.
A city news release says the disruption started about 8:15 a.m. Tuesday after a fire at a Tulsa AT&T building. The release says 911 is working sporadically because it’s on a backup system.
The police department is directing people who need its services to call a non-emergency number at 918-596-9222, but warn that dispatchers have access to only limited data. The city asked residents who can’t report an emergency via 911 not to use social media but to instead look for officers at a QuikTrip, an intersection or at a fire station or police sub-station.
Police in the Tulsa suburbs of Owasso and Sand Springs also reported 911 disruptions.