911 won’t work in Teton County Thursday morning. Here’s what to do if you have an emergency.
The following is a news release from the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.
DRIGGS — The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for a temporary 911 service outage scheduled at 1:00 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 8th.
Silverstar Communications will be performing upgrades to equipment that will affect all voice, data and other special circuits in the Teton Valley Idaho area. 911 calling will also be affected during this time. Cellular phone service is also expected to be affected during the service outage.
Members of the public that are unable to make contact with 911 services to report an emergency are advised to report to the following locations:
Driggs Area: Teton County Sheriff’s Office – 230 N Main St., Driggs (Use intercom at front or back entrances.)
Tetonia/Felt Area: Tetonia Fire Station (Station 3) – 95 Perry Ave, Tetonia
Victor Area: Victor Fire Station (Station 2) – 60 Elm St., Victor
The Sheriff’s Office is partnering with Teton County Fire & Rescue and our local ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service) group to assist the public in reporting any emergencies. Members of the ARES group will be stationed at the Tetonia and Victor Fire Stations listed above to assist the public in getting information to the Sheriff’s Office.
Silverstar Communications has advised that they will perform the necessary upgrades and restore 911 services as soon as possible.
The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Madison County Sheriff Rick Henry and his staff, Fire Chief Brett Campbell, and David Dean and the members of the ARES radio group for their assistance in preparing for this outage. A special thanks to Keith Gnagey of Teton Valley Health Care and his diligence in notifying the Sheriff’s Office of the outage. If not for Mr. Gnagey’s notification, the Sheriff’s Office likely would have been unaware of Silverstar Communication’s scheduled outage.