When to call 9-1-1
9-1-1 is for emergencies only. An emergency is any situation where a law enforcement officer, firefighter, or emergency medical help is needed right away. Never call 9-1-1 as a prank or to verify if it is working.
Call 9-1-1 for:
- Medical Emergencies (Heart attack, stroke, unconsciousness, breathing problems, etc…)
- Crime in Progress
- Domestic Violence
- Display of a weapon in a threatening manner
- Obvious drug dealing
- Car accident with injuries
Tips for Calling 9-1-1
- Dial 9-1-1 from a safe location. If you are calling to report a fire, get out of the burning structure before calling
- Stay Calm
- Speak Clearly
- Give the 9-1-1 dispatcher your location, using an address, cross streets or landmarks
- Give the 9-1-1 dispatcher your phone number
- Stay on the line with the dispatcher until they tell you it is okay to hang up.