Communications The South Metro Fire Department is dispatched by the Dakota Communications Center.

About the DCC
The Dakota Communications Center (DCC) is a joint safety project established by a partnership between 11 cities and Dakota County. The DCC provides centralized state-of-the-art 911 and emergency dispatch services (police, Sheriff, fire, emergency medical) effectively, efficiently, and at a lower cost to taxpayers in all Dakota County cities and townships.

Using 911
The DCC encourages the use of 9-1-1 for any situation which requires the response of police, fire or emergency medical personnel. This includes non-emergency situations such as reporting a crime, a traffic situation or suspicious activity. The dispatcher will ask questions to help assure the proper level of response and assure that emergencies receive the highest priority. 9-1-1 should not be used for information-only purposes.