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New 911 service on greenway

YAKIMA, Wash. -   If you are ever in need of emergency services on the Yakima Greenway, it's now just a phone call away.  

Thursday afternoon U.S. Cellular installed a 911 emergency call box near the playground on the Greenway.

The playground is a popular and highly used area along the Greenway and U.S. Cellular said it just makes since to have easy access to emergency services.  

"With the simple ease of using the call box with one big red button to press to get 911 services, it makes it easy to access out here," Todd Krienke, U.S. Cellular employee.

The new call box is a way for U.S. Cellular to give back to the community and keep residents safe.