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Safety Tips: Calling for Help during an Emergency

Safety Tips: Calling for Help during an Emergency

Remember these tips when calling for help:



  1. Always remember: Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.


  3. Save the emergency number on your number 9 speed dial.


  5. When calling 9-1-1, do your best to stay calm and answer all questions.


  7. Help the 9-1-1 call taker help you.

  8. Listen and answer the questions asked. It helps the call taker understand your situation and will assist you with your emergency.


  9. ICE (In Case of Emergency).

  10. Make it easy for emergency responders to find your family contact when they need to.


  11. Know the location of the emergency.

  12. Look for landmarks, cross street signs and buildings. Know the name of the city or country you are in.


  13. Local Police and Fire Department.

  14. Know your local non-emergency numbers in case of non-life threatening issues to prevent crime or accidents.


  15. Teach your children how to call 9-1-1.

  16. Be sure they know what 9-1-1 is, how to dial from your home and cell phone, and to trust the 9-1-1 call taker.

    Your children need to know their names, parent's names, telephone number, and most importantly their address.