When do I call 911? 


1.  You witness or are the victim of a crime.

2.   You smell smoke or see a fire.

3.  You witness or are involved in a serious accident.

4.  There is an emergency illness or suspected poisoning.

5.  When a child/senior citizen/handicapped person is lost, confused, frightened or needs special assistance.

6.  There is any situation that is potentially dangerous and you are not sure who to call.

What do I say?  When the 911 operator answers, give them the following information.

1.  The phone number you are calling from.

2.  Your name.

3.  Your address.

4.  What your problem is.

Remember to remain calm, speak clearly and remain on the line to answer all of the operator's questions.

What is considered an emergency?  "An event or occurrence demanding immediate action; or any condition endangering or thought to be endangering life or property."

Remember, dialing 911 is serious and calling unnecessarily can endanger someone else's life or property when they really do need help.