Sonora Adopts 911 for Emergency Calls in English

May 12, 2012 by Tom O'Hare

Previously, making a call to the correct entity in case of an emergency could be a real challenge. You would have to dial 060 for the police, 066 for a general emergency, 071 for CFE, 383-2828 for the fire department and 383-2266 for an ambulance. And you always took a chance on getting someone who didn’t speak English. Well, all that has changed since the state of Sonora and in our case, Puerto Peñasco, has once again tried to make this city more “Gringo” friendly. Now you can dial 911 to reach an English speaking emergency operator who will dispatch whatever emergency service is needed. Now, I’ve never found the need to call any of the emergency numbers, but if I ever do, I won’t have to look in the phone book before making the call.

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