What is an emergency?

911 is to be used only in situations of immediate threat to life and/or property that requires immediate response from Police, Fire or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) requiring immediate response.

An emergency might include, but is not limited to: 

  • A fire; any kind of fire, whether it’s a vehicle, home, empty building or grass
  • Medical emergencies
  • A serious medical problem, such as:
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Choking
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Seizures
    • Severe bleeding
    • Severe chest pains
  • Any emergency where life, body or personal property is in immediate danger, such as an accident with injuries, a fight, a domestic situation or a burglary or destruction of property in progress

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1. What is 911?
2. When should I call 911?
3. What is an emergency?
4. When shouldn't I call 911?
5. What happens when I call 911?
6. What questions will be asked?