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Ventura County 911 call system restored

July 6, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A major telephone outage Monday was preventing many Ventura County residents from making 911 calls to report emergencies. The outage was repaired by 5 p.m. Monday.An alert from the Ventura County Fire Protection District said the outage was widespread and that county fire and law enforcement agencies advised residents to go to their nearest police or fire station to report an emergency.

The county's alert also said that fire engines were being recalled to their stations to be available to the public. The emergency notification said law enforcement agencies were positioning officers strategically so the public could find them quickly.

County officials said the 911 system may have been working in some areas, but officials stressed that residents should be prepared to contact police or fire departments directly if there were an emergency.

Officials reported the outage repaired at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Other phone numbers for local fire and police departments were offered in case of an emergency:

Oxnard
Police: (805) 385-7600
Fire: (805) 385-7740
Dispatch: (805) 210-0474 or (805) 210-0475 or (805) 210-0476 -- Emergencies Only

Port Hueneme
Police: (805) 986-6530
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Santa Paula
Police: (805) 525-4474
Fire: (805) 933-4254
Dispatch: (805) 933-4230

Simi Valley
Police: (805) 583-6950
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Ventura City
Police: (805) 339-4400
Fire: (805) 339-4300

Camarillo
Sheriff: (805) 388-5100
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Fillmore
Sheriff: (805) 524-2233
Fire: (805) 524-0586

Lockwood Valley
Sheriff: (661) 245-3829
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Moorpark
Sheriff: (805) 532-2700
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Ojai
Sheriff: (805) 646-1414
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Sheriff's Headquarters Patrol Station
Sheriff: (805) 654-2361
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Thousand Oaks
Sheriff: (805) 494-8200
Fire: (805) 389-9710

Ventura County of Ventura
Sheriff: (805) 654-9511
Fire: (805) 389-9710

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