Reporting an Emergency

Communication is a critical component in every emergency situation. It is imperative that any individual 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.

When reporting an emergency, an individual should provide the following information:

  • State "This is an emergency."
  • State your name.
  • Provide location of emergency (building, room, etc.).
  • State nature of 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.

A list of emergency and other important phone numbers can be found here.

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Medical Services    911
Fire Department     911
LVC Office of Public Safety  Ext. 6111 or 717-867-6111
Police Department    911



Other Important Number

American Red Cross, Lebanon Office   717-273-2671
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  Ext. 6696 or 717-867-6696
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  1-814-231-2408
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