What should I do if I call 9-1-1 by accident?

Do not hang-up. Tell the 9-1-1 call taker that you called by accident. The 9-1-1 call taker will verify your address along with the telephone number you are calling from. If you hang-up, and a 9-1-1 call taker is unable to reach you, an unnecessary emergency response may be sent to check your welfare. If you use a cell phone, you can avoid accidental calls to 9-1-1 by locking your phone before you put it in your pocket or purse.

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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?