April 9, 2013 > Are you 9-1-1 ready?
Are you 9-1-1 ready?
Submitted By Fremont PD
Know Where You Are: Where are you right now? Could you tell 9-1-1 exactly where to find you? Provide landmarks such as cross streets and mileposts.
Don't Text to 9-1-1: Your local 9-1-1 is not able to accept text messages, photos and video. A voice call continues to be the best way to reach 9-1-1. Lock your keypad when you're not using your phone, so 9-1-1 isn't dialed by mistake. For the same reason, don't put 9-1-1 on speed dial. Do not give old phones to children as toys. A wireless phone with no active service can still call 9-1-1.
Use a Landline: Whenever possible, use a landline to call 9-1-1. Cell phone calls aren't always routed to the closest call center and it takes time to transfer your call to the call center.
Stay calm & Ready to listen: 9-1-1 is here to help you through until help arrives. Be ready to listen and follow directions.
To learn more about the National 9-1-1 Education Center, visit www.know911.org