Alternative phone numbers to 911 in Bay Area

In North America, you can call 911 to get to emergency services. Once your call is answered, you must quickly state why you are calling or what the nature of your emergency is (fire, robbery, kidnapping, accident, etc.). This enables the operator to take the right action within a few seconds.

In California, cell phone calls to 911 are traditionally routed through California Highway Patrol located in Vallejo. A fact that is less known is that many cities handle these calls on their own. This post covers a list of cities that have backup numbers to 911 in South Bay Area. You can call these numbers directly to reach to the city’s emergency services. It is a good idea to store these numbers on your phone. At the same time if you are in a life threatening emergency and are unable to retrieve these numbers on your phone (it takes a few extra seconds) just dial 911.


Name of City

Backup Numbers

Name of City

Backup Numbers

Campbell

408 378 8161

Cupertino

408 299 2311

Gilroy

408 846 0300

Fremont

510 790 6800

Los Altos

650 947 2779

Los Altos Hills

408 299 2311

Los Gatos

408 354 8600

Santa Cruz

831 471 1131

Menlo Park

650 325 4424

Saratoga

408 299 2311

Milpitas

408 263 1212

Unincorporated

408 299 2311

Morgan Hill

408 779 2101

Mountain View

650 903 6922

San Jose

408 277 8911

Palo Alto

650 321 4433

Redwood City

650 780 7100

Santa Clara

408 296 2236

Sunnyvale

408 736 6244

Union City

510 471 1365