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Emergency Contact

Important Notes
  1. If using a phone in ANY of the facilities on Mt. Hopkins, you MUST DIAL 9 FIRST
  2. When calling from a 879- number at the MMT the caller ID will show up as 'Steward Observatory', you MUST EMPHASIZE THE EMERGENCY IS AT THE WHIPPLE OBSERVATORY COMPLEX OR ON TOP OF MOUNT HOPKINS so the call can be transferred to the Santa Cruz County emergency coordinator.
  3. In the case of serious injury that requires Life Flight Evacuation, there are TWO helipads. One near the Ridge support building (7750 ft elev) and on at the former IOTA site, near the Bowl dorms (8409 ft elev)
Critical Phone Numbers
ServicePhone #Notes
Pima County Dispatch
Tubac Volunteer Fire Dept.
DPS Helicopter Airlift
Santa Cruz County Sheriff Dispatch
Green Valley Fire Dept.
9-629-9200Admin Non-emergency number
Arizona Dept. of Public Safety
9-1-800-352-4557Highway Patrol
Border Patrol
Poison Center
9-1-800-362-0101 or 9-626-6016
Forest Service Tucson Dispatcher
9-202-2710 or 9-1-800-549-0661Forest fire on Mountain
Nogales Ranger District Office