When to Call 9-1-1

For Emergencies Only

9-1-1 is a three-digit telephone number that you can call 24 hours a day for police, fire, or emergency medical services.

According to nationwide statistics, it can take up to two and a half minutes to find your telephone directory and another 30 seconds to locate the correct number. In an emergency, three minutes is a long time, time that can be saved by remembering to call 9-1-1.

Helpful Tips

  • Post your address, phone number, and the closest intersection to your home by each telephone for anyone (babysitters, friends, visitors, and family members) to be able to give the vital information needed for quick response.
  • Be sure your house number is visible from the street or clearly posted where your driveway joins the main road.