Calling 911

When calling 911 about an emergency, many people forget their address, phone number, and other necessary information due to the stress of the situation.  We recommend writing down information in the following format and placing it by each phone in our house.

(Example)
I am at ADDRESS, APARTMENT, CITY, STATE
905 B Ave, Apt 1, Circle, MT

My name is NAME
Jane Doe

I am calling from PHONE NUMBER
485-3405

[Describe Emergency]

{End Example}

Knowing this information and providing any further information requested by the dispatcher greatly speeds a response by fire, ems, and law enforcement.

© Sharon Ellington 2013