When should I call 911?
You should call 911 only in the event of a Fire, Police, or Ambulance emergency situation. An emergency situation is one where someone's life, health, or property may be in danger without immediate intervention from Fire, Police, or Emergency Medical personnel. Some examples of this type of call include a fire in a house or car, domestic violence or a fight in progress, or someone having chest pain or who is seriously injured. There are many other examples of emergency situations, but in general, any time life or property is in danger, you should call 911 right away. For all other types of fire, police, or ambulance assistance, you should call the non-emergency number for the department that you need.

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1. What you need to be able to tell the Telecommunicator?
2. When should I call 911?
3. What are the kinds of questions the Telecommunicator will ask?
4. How do I report a fire?
5. Do I have to stay on the phone with a Telecommunicator after I have given them all of the information I know?
6. What do I do if I accidentally call 911?
7. Can you find my location if I use my cell phone to make a 911 call?