When should I call 9-1-1?

9-1-1 should be used for emergencies only. An emergency is a crime in-progress and/or a life-threatening situation requiring the police, fire department or ambulance. If you are unsure if your situation is an emergency you should dial "9-1-1". The 9-1-1 call taker can determine if you need emergency assistance, or direct you to a non-emergency number.

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1. What is 9-1-1?
2. When should I call 9-1-1?
3. What should I do if I call 9-1-1 by accident?
4. How do I register for the cell phone Emergency Notification System (ENS)?
5. How does the 9-1-1 call taker know my address?
6. When should I not call 9-1-1?
7. Why does the 9-1-1 call taker ask me all those questions?