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Emergency Services

Catawba County Emergency Services is responsible for planning and responding to all hazards – natural, manmade and medical emergencies. Additionally, we manage emergency communications through our 911 Communications Center, provide Animal Control in all unincorporated areas of the county and some municipalities, and assist veterans and their dependents in obtaining benefits and service from the Veterans Administration.

Emergency Services Latest News

Published: June 30, 2022

4th of July Tips

Have a Fun and Safe Fourth of July...

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Published: June 24, 2022

Power Outages

Power Outages can be common in the Summer...

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Published: June 10, 2022

Heat Wave On The Way

High temps are on the way...

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Published: May 02, 2022

Emergency Services Honored

Catawba County Emergency Services received the North Carolina Public Health Association's Partner of the Year award in recognition of their work during the COVID-19 pandemic....

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Published: April 28, 2022

Be Disaster Ready!

May 1-7 is North Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week and Catawba County residents are encouraged to update their emergency plans...

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Published: April 20, 2022

Who Can Refuse EMS Care?

When an EMS crew arrives on a call, sometimes the patient does not want care. That brings on a lot of questions and, occasionally, controversy. Who can refuse care?...

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