In an emergency, call 911 immediately from any wired or wireless phone. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or emergency medical personnel. Examples include:
- A fire
- A crime
- A car crash
- A medical emergency
ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS, DON'T HANG UP, FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
When you call 911, be prepared to:
- Provide the exact location of the emergency.
- Provide the phone number you are calling from.
- Details about the emergency, such as description of people involved, event development, or medical emergency.
- Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you. Many 911 centers can tell you exactly what to do until help arrives.
- Finally, do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to do so.
- If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened.