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.
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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 CityBackup NumbersName of CityBackup Numbers
Campbell408 378 8161Cupertino408 299 2311
Gilroy408 846 0300Fremont510 790 6800
Los Altos650 947 2779Los Altos Hills408 299 2311
Los Gatos408 354 8600Santa Cruz831 471 1131
Menlo Park650 325 4424Saratoga408 299 2311
Milpitas408 263 1212Unincorporated408 299 2311
Morgan Hill408 779 2101
Mountain View650 903 6922
San Jose408 277 8911
Palo Alto650 321 4433
Redwood City650 780 7100
Santa Clara408 296 2236
Sunnyvale408 736 6244
Union City510 471 1365

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