Why was the 9-1-1 system created?
Dialing 9-1-1 can Save Your Life
What Do I Say?
When the 911 Telecomunicator answers, be prepared to give the following information:
Stay on the line and remain calm; speak clearly to the telecommunicator and answer all questions..
Reasons to Call 9-1-1
If your house catches fire, shout FIRE! FIRE! and get out fast. Crawl on the floor if there is a lot of smoke. Get to the nearest phone and call
DO NOT GO BACK INTO A BURNING BUILDING
If you are home alone and you see a stranger sneaking around outside,
KEEP ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS LOCKED
If a friend or member of your family accidentally swallows something poisonous call 9-1-1.
HAVE VICTIM LIE QUIETLY UNTIL HELP ARRIVES
If you, one of your friends, or a family member is injured in an accident or fall. Find an adult or the nearest phone and call 9-1-1.
KEEP THE HURT PERSON QUIET AND WARM
If you get lost in a strange place stay calm, find a phone and call 9-1-1
REMEMBER YOU ARE SAFER PLAYING IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. STAY WITH FRIENDS AND DO NOT TALK TO STRANGERS.