Emergencies happen when we least expect them. When an emergency occurs, call 9-1-1 or your local emergency phone number. Most communities have 9-1-1 but some communities have a complete telephone number to call. An emergency could be a fire, someone is hurt, or a smoke alarm is sounding. It is important to understand the difference between an emergency and a non-emergency situation.
When calling 9-1-1, do the following:
- State the type of emergency
- Give your name
- Give your address and phone number
- Stay on the line until the dispatcher tells you it is okay to hang up
To download a lesson on 9-1-1 to teach to your children, visit the National Fire Protection Association’s website at https://bit.ly/2UKh7bB.
There is also a free app that you can use to help your family practice calling 9-1-1. To download the “Kid’s Practice 911 Dialer” app, visit https://bit.ly/2Jh2bwi to download on Android and to download on Apple at https://apple.co/33PGDAl.