The mission of the Sedgwick County Emergency Communications department is to provide the people in Sedgwick County with a vital communications link to emergency services, maintain the status of emergency service personnel and equipment and to join in the effort of the government in bettering the quality of life and preservation of property for every person within Sedgwick County. All emergency communications dispatchers are trained as emergency medical dispatchers. They are trained to ask questions about the emergency that will help them determine what agency should respond, how much equipment should be sent and how quickly response is needed. The department provides public access to emergency services through the 911-telephone system to police, fire, and emergency medical services. The Sedgwick County Emergency Communications department is located in Wichita, Kan.