Reporting an Emergency

Communication is a critical component of every emergency. It is imperative that anyone who discovers or recognizes an emergency communicates the required information to the proper department and/or local authorities. Call 911 when in doubt about whom to call.

An individual should provide the following information when reporting an emergency:

  • State “This is an emergency.”
  • State your name.
  • Provide the location of the emergency (building, room, etc.).
  • State the nature of the emergency (fire, chemical spill, etc.).
  • Indicate whether injuries have occurred.
  • Indicate hazards present that may affect emergency personnel who respond.
  • Provide phone number at or near the scene where the person reporting can be contacted.

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Medical Services (paramedics)  911
Fire Department     911
LVC Office of Public Safety  Ext. 6111 or 717-867-6111
Police Department    911
Mental Health Emergencies (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 2022) 911


Other Important Numbers

American Red Cross, Lebanon Office   1-800-733-2767
WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, General  717-270-7500
Hershey Medical Center, General   717-531-8521 or 717-531-0000
Lebanon County Emergency Management 717-272-7621
UPMC/Pinnacle Annville Family Medicine 717-867-4671
LVC Counseling Services (Fall 2020/Spring 2021, if needed) Ext. 6232 or 717-6232
LVC Shroyer Health Center   Ext. 6232 or 717-867-6232
LVC Facilities Department   Ext. 6340 or 717-867-6340
Life Lion Aero Medical, Dispatch    717-531-7777
National Response Center for Env. Protection 1-800-424-8802
National Weather Service, State College  1-814-954-6440
PA Department of Environmental Protection 1-866-825-0208
Pennsylvania State Police, Jonestown Barracks 717-865-2194
Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency 911
Poison Control  1-800-222-1222