Will they keep me on the phone and ask other questions?
Always stay on the line and await instructions. Never think that the exchange of information is delaying the actual dispatch of emergency services. The 9-1-1 Center utilizes a state-of-the-art network of computers, telephones and radios to communicate and dispatch information to others even while they are on the phone with you. The 9-1-1 call taker will use this time to confirm the name, address, and ask any additional questions. For example:

Suspect or vehicle information for crimes in progress.

Age of patient and are they conscious and breathing?

What is on fire and are there any other dangers?

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1. When should I call 911?
2. When calling 911, what is the basic information that I need to know?
3. I want to have a controlled burning. What number do I call?
4. What if the caller is speech or hearing impaired?
5. Will they keep me on the phone and ask other questions?
6. What happens if I call 9-1-1 and there is a busy signal?
7. I am interested in a career as a Dispatcher. How do I find out more?