Address Request

How are addresses assigned?

9-1-1 requires a road to be given a name if there are more than three residences, businesses, or industries accessing the same road, regardless of the length. Road names cannot be duplicated throughout the county, and will not be named for individuals in order to avoid confusion.

McClain County 9-1-1 assigns address for any property within the county limits of McClain County, as well as several of the smaller communities within the county. To determine whether you should contact 9-1-1 or another city for an address, please consult the “Addressing Map” <link to addressing map>.

Using 9-1-1

Using 9-1-1 Appropriately — Since 9-1-1 was introduced in 1968 as a universal number for reaching emergency assistance, efforts to raise public awareness about 9-1-1 have been effective — sometimes too effective, according to some reports.

Because most people face emergency situations only rarely, they lack firsthand experience with 9-1-1. As a result, they may have unreasonable expectations about what will happen when they contact 9-1-1 for emergency assistance. Thus, many public safety answering points (PSAPs) follow protocols that reassure callers and guide them through a sequence of questions and instructions that help call-takers take charge of the situation and to quickly obtain information that is needed to dispatch the right responders to the right location.

Audio Recordings

McClain County 9-1-1 maintains the digital audio recording equipment that records radio traffic for 9-1-1 calls, and radio traffic for the County Sheriff, Rural Fire, City of Purcell, and City of Blanchard.

Audio recordings may be made available upon request; our office typically requests a 10-day lead time for providing recordings. A $25 fee is required to obtain audio recordings.

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