For all emergencies in any location in the five counties surrounding Lake Gaston, dial 911. All 911 calls are responded to by county emergency 911 services which will ask for the nature of the emergency, a contact name, street address, and call back number.
If using a cellular phone, callers must ensure the 911 service is told an accurate address to respond to since exact location is not determined by cell towers in most cases. It is important that the caller remain on the line until the 911 operator acknowledges that all necessary information has been recorded.
In most instance, reverse 911 or Code Red, services are available by registering with the county Emergency Services Department on-line, which signs individuals up for notification of severe weather or county declarations of school closings.