use 9-1-1 for the dispatch of police, fire, or medical equipment.
teach your children or grandchildren how to use 9-1-1 wisely in case
of an emergencyÖIf a parent or relative is sick or unconscious, if a
child is lost and can find a phone or pay phone, if a molester or
suspicious person is bothering the child or friends, or if your
child or another child is injured.
use a payphone to report emergencies including accidents, crimes in
progress, or crimes just occurring. (The 9-1-1 call is FREE.)
call 9-1-1 to ask when power will be restored during an outage, how
the road conditions are, or whether schools are open. Contact your
utility company or monitor local radio and television of road,
weather, and school information.
hang up when you dial 9-1-1 in an emergency; our dispatchers will
need information from you in order to send the appropriate help.
hang up when you dial 9-1-1 accidentally or our dispatchers will
have to take time to call you back and verify if you have an
emergency, taking them away from actual emergency calls.
let your cordless battery run down away from the charger. Some
cordless phones send out a false 9-1-1 signal when they are
play with 9-1-1 or make false calls. It is a violation of the law
that is punishable by fine or imprisonment.