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Non-emergency line for fireworks complaints opens July 3rd
WICHITA, Kansas - The non-emergency line for fireworks complaints opens July 3rd in Sedgwick County.
The Sedgwick County Emergency Communications non-emergency phone line will be available during the follow hours:
- 6:30 p.m. July 3 to 3 a.m. July 4
- 6:30 p.m. July 4 to 3 a.m. July 5
- 6:30 p.m. July 5 to 3 a.m. July 6
The functions as an alternative to 911 and is meant to receive calls for non-emergency nuisances that do not pose a threat to life or property; examples include complaints pertaining to parties, excess noise, fireworks, etc.
The non-emergency number is 316-290-1011.
The non-emergency line was established to prevent an influx of nuisance calls that can block emergency calls from reaching a call taker; the non-emergency line is activated during times of historically high call volumes and as otherwise needed. If someone calls 911 with a non-emergency, he or she will be transferred to the non-emergency line.