Reporting Emergencies


What is an emergency?

An emergency is any immediate threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from police, fire or Emergency Medical Services. Some examples of emergencies are crimes in progress, any kind of fire or a serious injury or illness. If you are not sure if an incident falls into an emergency classification, feel free to call 911 when an immediate response is needed.   For more information on emergencies, see our emergency response information.


Dial 911

Department of Public Safety

 Dial 802-443-5911 if calling from a cell phone or dial 5911 if calling from a campus phone



How should I report an emergency?

  • Stay on the line with the dispatcher.
  • Provide the address, location and a description of the emergency.
  • Provide the phone number at your location.
  • Provide a thorough description of the incident to assure appropriate resources are dispatched.