Here’s how it works. Call 911, wait for an answer, then use your telephone’s keypad to “talk” to the dispatcher. Press 1 if you need police, 2 for fire and 3 for an ambulance. If the dispatcher asks you questions, 4 means “yes” and 5 means “no.”
How do you contact police if you can’t talk?
It is a situation nobody wants to find themselves in, but if you are ever in danger and cannot speak to phone the police, it is still possible to summon help. Calling 999 and coughing or tapping in 55 on the keypad will signal to the call operator that you are in danger, allowing them to send officers to your location.
What happens if you call 911 and cant talk?
But, you’ll want to silence your ringer if you’re in a situation where you don’t want someone to know you’re attempting to contact 9-1-1. She said most, if not all, call centers will call or text back when they receive a 911 call that was abandoned or had no audio.
How do deaf people call 911?
Emergencies and 911
People who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing may text 911 or call 911 using their preferred form of phone communication (including voice, TTY, video relay, caption relay, or real-time text). … You may tell them you are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing, but you are not required to disclose that.
Can I call 911 if I feel unsafe?
It depends on what you mean, but yes, if there is a possibility of some credible threat, you’re better off calling and reporting whatever makes you feel unsafe.
What can I call 111 for?
What is 111? 111 is a new telephone service brought to you by the NHS. It is the number you should call when you need advice or medical treatment quickly, and you cannot wait for an appointment to see your doctor. If you need emergency medical treatment, you must call 999.
Do you call 999 or 111?
999 is for emergencies and 111 is for non-emergencies. Find out when to call each number.
What’s a 999 police code?
Other Police 10 codes
10-999 = Officer down / officer needs help immediately. This is an SOS alert that requires immediate attention. In a situation where an officer is down, all available units will respond.