Police, EMS phone services updated

WESTPORT — Scheduled updates related to police and EMS telephone services have been completed, according to a news release. Police advise the public to return to using the standard nonemergency telephone lines to contact police and EMS services for routine calls.

Both departments can again be reached at their nonemergency numbers by dialing 203-341-6000. For nonemergency calls for service to the fire department, continue to use 203-341-5014.

For emergencies, dial 911.

Operation Fuel accepting energy assistance applications

Operation Fuel’s winter energy assistance program began Dec. 3, with its statewide network of over 100 fuel banks, also known as intake sites, started accepting energy assistance applications. Connecticut families and individuals who are struggling financially and need emergency energy assistance should call 211 to find their closest fuel bank, according to a news release.

According to a recent United Way report, more than 500,000 Connecticut households cannot afford the cost of basic needs; and as home living expenses continue to rise, Operation Fuel expects to see an increased need for energy assistance this winter.

Operation Fuel provides year-round emergency energy assistance throughout Connecticut to lower-income working families and individuals, the elderly, and disabled individuals who are in a financial crisis. For more information on Operation Fuel, go to www.operationfuel.org.