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Among floats in Wellsburg parade Friday, county dispatchers teach use of 911

Crowds gathered to collect candy and look at floats at the annual Christmas parade in Wellsburg Friday afternoon.

Crowds gathered to collect candy and look at floats at the annual Christmas parade in Wellsburg Friday afternoon.

One float by Brooke County dispatchers was designed to teach children the proper use of 911 in Brooke County.

Pamphlets were handed out with detailed instructions on why and how to call 911 in an emergency.

"Most people, when they do call 911, they are either in shock or they’re upset, so sometimes they’re not aware of what we need to know,” said Deputy Director Christina White.

White said the most important thing in an emergency is to tell the dispatcher your location.

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