What should I do if I call 911 by accident?
Do not hang up. Tell the 911 call taker that you called by accident. The 911 call taker will verify your address along with the telephone number you are calling from. If you hang up, and a 911 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 911 by locking your phone before you put it in your pocket or purse.

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1. What is 911?
2. When should I call 911?
3. What should I do if I call 911 by accident?
4. How do I register for the cell phone Emergency Notification System (ENS)?
5. How does the 911 call taker know my address?
6. When should I not call 911?
7. Why does the 911 call taker ask me all those questions?