9-1-1 Tips

When Should I Call? Calling 911: Call 9-1-1 when you need direct access to police, fire and medical assistance. In an emergency: Call 9-1-1 to report a crime in progress, a fire, a serious illness or injury or any situation requiring an immediate response of the law enforcement, fire or ambulance services. What the 9-1-1 Dispatcher needs to know: Speak slowly and clearly. Try to stay calm. The dispatcher will ask many questions including: The address where help is needed The nature of the problem Your name A phone number where you can be reached Do NOT

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