What do I do if I accidentally call 911?
Telecommunicators understand that accidents happen every day. If you misdial a number, or a child accidentally dials 911, simply inform the Telecommunicator that you've made a mistake. The Telecommunicator may ask you to verify the address from which you are calling to make sure that the information in the 911 database is correct. As with any other 911 call, please don't hang up until the Telecommunicator does. If you dial 911 and then hang up, the Telecommunicator is required to dispatch a police officer to your address to make sure you are all right, when that officer might be needed somewhere else for an actual emergency. This happens even if you hang up before the Telecommunicator answers!

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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?
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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?