In an emergency, dial 911 or your local emergency number immediately. An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. … A medical emergency, especially for symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
What do you tell 911 in an emergency?
When you call 911, a call-taker will answer the phone and say “911” or “911, what’s your emergency?”. Ideally, you should tell the call-taker what the emergency is, for example: “My house is on fire!” “There’s someone breaking into my home!”
What should I call 911 for?
911 is to be used for emergencies only. An emergency is any serious medical problem (chest pain, seizure, bleeding), any type of fire (business, car, building), any life-threatening situation (fights, person with weapons, etc.) or to report crimes in progress. Do not dial 911 for a non-emergency.
How do you call 911 if you can’t talk?
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.”
What are 4 things you should do when calling 911?
Here are five things to remember if you ever have to make that call.
- Check the scene. Your own safety is the first thing to consider. …
- Don’t panic. Trite but true. …
- Give your location. …
- Give as much medical information as you can. …
- Listen to the dispatcher. …
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Can 911 track your phone?
Historically, 911 dispatchers have been unable to track the locations of callers on cell phones as accurately as those calling from landlines. This is surprising, considering how readily your phone shares GPS information with everything from pizza shops to electric scooters.
What happens if you call 999 by mistake?
I have dialled 999 by mistake, what should I do? If you have dialled 999 by mistake or if a child has been playing with the phone and has dialled 999 by mistake please stay on the line and speak to the operator, you can then tell them it was a mistake.
What happens if you call 911 and don’t say anything?
The call-taker will ask the caller to make a noise or tap the phone to confirm the caller needs help. … Sometimes the call might be an erroneous “butt dial” or it could be someone under duress or suffering a medical emergency that impairs speech (such as a stroke).
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.
Where can I binge watch 911?
Discover What’s Streaming On:
- Acorn TV.
- Amazon Prime Video.
- Apple TV+
What time is 999 Whats your emergency on?
The show airs at 9pm on Channel 4 tonight (Monday, September 4) and will also be available on demand after the show airs.