When should I call 911?

Anytime you feel an emergency response is needed. Generally this involves threats to life, health and property. This includes incidents that are happening, incidents that just happened or when you have suspect information.

Examples of When to Call 911

  • You see an uncontrolled fire
  • You see or smell unexplained smoke
  • Your or someone with you is in danger
  • A crime is being committed or just occurred
  • You believe an ambulance is needed for someone who is injured or sick
  • You feel you are in danger of bodily harm
  • Someone is attempting to get into your house
  • Suspicious person in prowling around your house or your neighborhood
  • A child is in danger

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1. How do I report a crime, accident or suspicious activity?
2. Can I call 911 from a pay phone?
3. Can someone who does not speak English call 911?
4. What if I am hearing impaired?
5. How does the 911 Telecommunicator know my address?
6. What should I do if I have been the victim of a crime?
7. Should I report suspicious activity that I observe?
8. When should I call 911?
9. What are some examples of when not to call 911?
10. What do I do if I accidently dialed 911?
11. What information should I have ready when calling 911?
12. What is 911?
13. What is Enhanced 911?
14. What happens if I don't know my exact location when I call 911?
15. Why do Telecommunicators ask so many questions when I call 911?
16. Why does my cell phone call 911 by accident?