9-1-1 Emergency Communications

Using 9-1-1

When should I call 9-1-1?

Can I call 9-1-1 from any phone?

If I call 9-1-1, will there be an immediate response?

What should I do if a dispatcher doesn't answer immediately?

Do 9-1-1 dispatchers provide emergency medical instructions?

Does 9-1-1 work with poison control?

When should I teach my child about 9-1-1?

Can 9-1-1 handle TDD (telephone device for the deaf) calls?

What if the caller does not speak English?

Remember to:

  1. Describe the problem.
  2. Give the address or location.
  3. Stay on the phone