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In some locations, such as office buildings, it may be necessary to dial an access number (usually the digit 9) to get an outside line before you can dial 9-1-1.
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9-1-1 is the universal emergency telephone number that you can dial 24-hours a day for police, fire, or emergency medical service.
Dial 9-1-1 immediately when life or property is in imminent danger. Don’t wait for someone else to make the call!
9-1-1 is a free call and can be dialed from any phone.
Your 9-1-1 call will be answered by a 9-1-1 telecommunicator who is trained in handling 9-1-1 telephone calls. The 9-1-1 telecommunicators are trained to ask questions to help determine the appropriate agencies to respond to the emergency.
Remain calm. Speak clearly. Provide the 9-1-1 telecommunicator with the following information:
Please stay on the telephone. Answer the telecommunicator’s questions and follow any instructions you may be given.