When should I call 911?


9-1-1 is for emergencies, potential emergencies, or when an emergency is imminent. Ask yourself:

  • Is there a danger to life or property?
  • Is there a serious medical emergency (chest pains, seizures, bleeding, etc.)
  • Is there any type of fire (building, vehicle, brush, etc.)
  • Is there any crime in-progress (robbery, burglary, prowler, fights, etc.)
  • Are there any other life threatening situations (traffic accident with injuries, stuck in high water, etc.)

You should call 9-1-1 anytime you believe there is an actual emergency. If you are unsure, call 9-1-1 and the dispatcher can assist you.

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