What are the advantages of 911?
  • A quick and easy number to remember.
  • You can dial it no matter where you are.
  • If you are calling from a regular telephone company phone (not a mobile or cellular phone), even if you are unable to talk or your call is disconnected, your address and phone number shows up on the 911 call-taker's screen and help will be sent immediately. If you are calling from a mobile or cellular phone, the call will reach our 911 call-taker, but information on your phone number and location are only provided if your handset and the cellular phone company that provides your service has the ability to deliver that information to our 911 center. Even on calls where we get the telephone number and the location we will always ask the caller these questions:
    • What is the emergency
    • Where are you calling from
    • What is the nearest cross street (intersection)
    • Your name
    • Your telephone number
  • We ask these questions to make sure that the information we are provided by the phone company is accurate.
  • 911 telecommunicators are professionally trained to assist in providing you assistance for any emergency.
  • 911 centers are equipped with state of the art telephone and communications equipment.
  • 911 save lives

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1. What is 911?
2. What are the advantages of 911?