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We understand the "PIZZA message" is circulating Facebook again. Here is what Beltrami County Sheriff's Office had to say about this back in 2017.
Text to 911 is now available in Minnesota.
"CAN I GET A PIZZA?"
"DO YOU WANT MUSHROOMS?"
We were recently asked about placing a call to 911 and asking for a pizza, and you could name specific toppings to relay information to the 911 dispatcher about what was going on. To clear the air and any misinformation that may be out there, there is no "pizza code" to provide information to 911 dispatchers.
The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office has highly trained 911 dispatchers to pick up on what may be taking place when a 911 call is received, but there is no standard when it comes to talking in code with pizza toppings. Having an assumption that asking for mushrooms means someone is drunk or that asking for onions is a sign of sexual assault can be dangerous and lead to confusion and delay in emergency response.
If you find yourself in a situation where you need to call for help, but are unable to say what is going on there are a few things that you can do to assist the dispatcher in getting you the assistance you need:
1. Dial 911 and leave the phone open. Set the phone down and describe what is going on, say names, locations and if there are cars outside ("Who's green car is that outside?")
2. Let the dispatcher ask you questions. They will ask yes or no questions so that you can provide information without tipping the other people that you are talking to 911.
3. Do not assume help is on the way. Try to make more calls, step outside or in a private room if you can. Depending on the quality of your phone service and tower capabilities, dispatchers may not know where you are.
4. Do not "Text to 911". Texting to 911 is currently not available in Minnesota.
(UPDATED: text to 911 is now available in Minnesota.)
5. Ask someone to call 911 for you. If there are other people you can talk to that might be leaving, ask them to call for help.
6. Remain calm! People do not like to hear this when they are calling 911 and screaming for help, but screaming provides little information on WHERE you are and WHAT is going on.
UPDATE: The owner has claimed these dogs.
These two buddies were found running at large in the area of 15th street and Irvine Ave. The smaller dog has a yellow collar that may be a shocking/bark collar.
If these are your dogs, please contact the police department at 218-333-9111.
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