December 12, 2008
America’s 911 system handles nearly 240 million calls per year, and the growing number of dispatch disasters can be a matter of life or death.
If you are in a life-threatening situation, there are several things you can do to assist emergency response personnel. The following is the 911 protocol:
Below are examples of emergency situations that would warrant a call to 911:
If you have young children, they need to learn about 911 as early as possible. Teach them how to dial those three digits, to give the exact address and telephone number in the event of an emergency and to not hang up.