Emergency 911

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Our Mission

Lorain County 911 provides 24-hour emergency dispatching services for Police, Fire and EMS services. The mission of Lorain County 911 is to serve the citizens of Lorain County by handling all 911 calls and other calls for service by contacting the necessary emergency services in a prompt, courteous, and correct manner.

We respond quickly and efficiently to all emergencies, thereby saving lives, protecting property, stopping crimes and preventing major fire loss; while working in conjunction with all other emergency services providers throughout Lorain County.


  • Receive all 911 calls placed in Lorain County including wireless, landline, business, TTY, and text.
  • Dispatch Police, Fire and EMS Services. Offer Emergency Medical instructions to assist the caller prior to the arrival of ambulance services.
  • 24-Hour Contact Point for various services, including Lorain County Technical Rescue / Hazmat Teams, U.S. Coast Guard, and Poison Control.
  • Contact with Language Services offering translation for over 120 languages.

Employment Opportunities

Applications for employment are accepted at the Lorain County Human Resources Department:

Lorain County Administration Building
226 Middle Avenue
5th Floor
Elyria, OH 44035

For more information about working for the County, please see our page about County Jobs.