Have an emergency and need help down on the beach?
Here is the right number to call from your cell or home 631-537-7575
services while you are down at the beach or making a call once you get back to your homes. It is best to call this East Hampton Emergency phone number 631-537-7575 and not 911. There have been some recent incidents of miscommunications leading to incorrect response as a result of 911 calls from cell phones.
When you use your cell phone (a very handy gadget in an emergency) from this area and dial 911 you get sent to a centralized dispatching service in Suffolk Country and even in some instances Connecticut. Your communication then gets passed on to the local agency and hence the possibility that what you are requesting or reporting could be miscommuniated. Meetings where held with the Police Communications Commander, Montauk Police Commander, Chief of the Marine patrol and the Chief on the Montauk Fire Department to ensure everyone is in agreement as to the best number to call.
We ask that you program your cell phone for the East Hampton Emergency phone number 631-537-7575 and you will be ready should an incident arise.
The caller can request either Marine Patrol response, Emergency Medical in the need for medical attention or Fire Department response in the event of a fire stating the problem and the location on the beach. Caller shall open the chain if needed and await arrival of the first responder.
The East Hampton Volunteer Ocean Rescue Squad simulated a swimmer in distress call at the beach west of Napeague Lane on Sunday morning before a few dozen beach-goers. The message was two-fold: If you see someone having trouble in the water, call 911 immediately and make sure you’re clear about your location. Check out the Video hosted by The Patch below.