Marion County sheriff: Don’t call 911 for fireworks complaints

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — As 4th of July celebrations approach, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is asking citizens not to call 911 with firework complaints.

The 911 Center expects to have over 3,000 calls in total on July 4.

“We need citizens to do their part in ensuring that our 911 lines are not tied up with complaints about fireworks,” Marion County Sheriff Kerry Forestal said in a statement. “Please consider that someone with a life or death emergency needs to get through to 911 as quickly as possible.”

They ask that you call 317-327-3811 or 311 to report firework violations or for any non-emergencies.