UPDATE: 9-1-1 for King County Sheriff’s Office & partners is working again

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UPDATE Dec. 28, 2018: The 9-1-1 system is working again for Burien Police/King County Sheriff’s Office, but some outages are still being reported.

“Call 206-296-3311 if you are unable to reach us through 911,” police said.


The 9-1-1 communication center for the King County Sheriff’s Office and its contract partners – including the City of Burien – is working only intermittently, the Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday night, Dec. 27.

Police say that if you live in the jurisdiction of the King County Sheriff’s Office or any of its contract partners (Town of Beaux Arts Village, City of Burien, City of Carnation, City of Kenmore, King County International Airport, City of Maple Valley, King County Metro Transit, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, City of Newcastle, City of Sammamish, City of SeaTac, City of Shoreline, Town of Skykomish, Sound Transit and City of Woodinville) and get a busy signal when calling 911, please call their 10 digit line at 206-296-3311.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We heard the actual Emergency Broadcast System alert live on KUOW around 10:10 p.m. This is the very first time we’ve ever heard a legitimate use of this system in over 50 years of conscious media awareness (all previous EMS alerts we’ve heard have only been tests!).

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