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REMEMBER TO ALWAYS CALL 911 FOR EMERGENCIES

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WhAT DO I DO WHILE HELP IS ON THE WAY?

When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call-taker’s questions, which may include:

  • The location of the emergency, including the street address

  • The phone number you are calling from

  • The nature of the emergency

  • Details about the emergency, such as a description of injuries or symptoms being experienced by a person having a medical emergency, a description of any fire that may be burning, or a physical description of a person who may have committed a crime,

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 911 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. 

Do not hang up until the call-taker instructs you to. 

​​In an emergency, call 911 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. Examples include:

  • 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 other symptoms that require immediate medical attention

  • Fire

  • Crime (especially if in progress)

  • Vehicle accident (especially if someone is injured)

Important: If you’re not sure whether the situation is a true emergency, officials recommend calling 911 and letting the call-taker determine whether you need emergency help.

WhAT do I TELL THE 911 OPERATOR

if you are at a residence be sure that someone turns on outside lights.  If there are other people present send someone outside to help direct the emergency response teams to the person's location more quickly.  

Emergency responders will be asking a lot of questions to be able to assess the situation upon their arrival.  Having the person's name, address, birthday/age, existing medical conditions, any medications they may be taking, and what they were doing prior to the 911 call can save time and get the person the treatment they need quicker.

Who do I call first in an emergency?

Below are some common questions we get asked.  In an emergency sometime we do not know what to do.  There is never a bad question when it comes to keeping people safe.  Feel free to contact us if you have a question you think would be helpful to add to this section

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)