When To Call 9-1-1....
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In an emergency, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency number immediately
from any wired or wireless phone.
An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the
police, fire department or ambulance department.
A Crime, especially if in progress
A Car Crash, especially if someone is injured
A Medical Emergency, such as someone who is unconscious, gasping for air
or not breathing, experiencing an allergic reaction, having chest pain,
having uncontrollable bleeding, or any symptoms that require immediate
Important: If you are not sure whether the situation is a true emergency,
officials recommend calling 9-1-1 and letting the call-taker determine whether
you need emergency help.
When you call 9-1-1, be prepared to answer the call-taker's questions,
which may include:
A) The Location of the Emergency, including street address
B) The Phone Number you are calling from
C) The Nature of the Emergency
D) Details about the Emergency, such as physical description of a person
who may have comitted a crime, a description of any fire that may be burning,
or a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having
a medical emergency
Remember, the call-taker's questions are important to get the right kind of
help to you quickly.
Be prepared to follow any instructions the call-taker gives you.
Many 9-1-1 centers can tell you exactly what to do to help in an emergency
until help arrives, such as providing step by step instructions to aid someone
who is choking or needs first aid or CPR.
Finally, DO NOT HANG UP, until the call-taker instructs you to.
If you dial 9-1-1 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 9-1-1
when no emergency exists, DO NOT HANG UP - that could make 9-1-1 officials
think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your
location. Instead, simply explain to teh call taker what has happened.
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