Do you know that 240 million people a year dial 911?
How about if almost half of those calls weren’t even necessary? And that is bad, because it keeps them from being able to respond to real emergencies.
If you are calling about a real emergency, the first thing is to stay as calm as you can. The are trained professionals use a series of questions to get you the right assistance in the shortest time...so just listen and answer. They might ask you more questions, so if you know the answers it’s really helpful. You could also be asked to describe someone’s symptoms, so get in there and do the best you can.
Even if you or someone else accidentally dials 911...don't hang up. The 911 Dispatcher might think you tried to call but couldn’t.
Remember, anytime you are not comfortable with a medical situation, you should call for help. By acting quickly, you may prevent a serious emergency and could save a life.