When should I call 9-1-1?
Call 9-1-1 in an emergency when you believe that the immediate response of the police, fire, or ambulance is needed. Some examples of when a 9-1-1 call is appropriate are:
  • When you see a fire. 

  • When you see or smell smoke. 

  • When you or someone with you is in danger. 

  • When you see a crime is being committed or has just occurred. 

  • When you believe that an ambulance is needed because someone is hurt or sick. 

  • When someone is trying to get in your home. 

  • When someone suspicious is prowling around your house or neighbor’s house. 

  • When a child is approached by a stranger.

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1. When should I call 9-1-1?
2. Why do dispatchers ask so many questions?
3. Why wasn't my call dispatched immediately?
4. Am I required to leave my name when reporting a crime?