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Rogers County 911 System Address Issues; residents report having multiple addresses

Posted at 6:27 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 19:29:01-04

ROGERS COUNTY, Okla. -- Calling 911 can be an issue for some Rogers County residents, “We don’t want them to go by when we need emergency service here,” said Glen Miller.

Becky Thorpe said having two addresses has been frustrating. Especially when an ambulance responded to the wrong house when her father needed help.

“We’re standing out here waiting on them to get here and they’re just going right on by, it’s very upsetting,” said Thorpe.

The Sheriff’s Office said some residents are still using old Tulsa County addresses.”

“Some of them have been trying to go by the old original address when in fact they should be going by the new Rogers County 911,” said Rogers County Sheriff’s office Major Roy Jenkins.

They said residents can finalize their Rogers County 911 address with the help through the Indian Nations Council of Governments, also known as INCOG.

“They will take and research the old address that they have and tell them what their new address is supposed to be,” said Jenkins.

Thorpe said knowing she can eliminate one of her addresses will save her time and frustration.

“It is very frustrating, because when we need an ambulance, we need it now,” said Thorpe.

To find out how you can narrow your address down to one contact INCOG at (918) 579-9460.

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