Don’t hang up…stay on the line! Everyone makes mistakes, and there is no penalty to accidentally calling 911. The Communications Dispatcher will want to verify your name and address, and ensure that there is not a real emergency. If you do hang up, they will call you back to confirm that you are safe.
What happens if you mistakenly call 911?
What should I do if I accidentally dial 911? If you dial 911 by mistake, or if a child in your home dials 911 when no emergency exists, do not hang up – that could make 911 officials think that an emergency exists, and possibly send responders to your location. Instead, simply explain to the call-taker what happened.
What happens if you accidentally call 911 and hang up?
If you accidentally dial 911 don’t hang up. If you call 911, as soon as you hit the send button the call will be completed no matter how fast you hang up. Once you enter into the 911 system, you can’t get out until a PSAP answers the call. Stay on the line and talk to the dispatcher.
Can 911 track your phone?
If you’re on a cellphone, 911 can probably track you. However, any details you can provide may help with accuracy.
Does 911 automatically know your location?
>Your pinpoint GPS location allowing 911 responders to automatically know exactly where you are, with confidence.
Are 911 operators rude?
However, the 911 operators are not always pleasant to deal with, sometimes downright rude or condescending when trying to convey the situation at hand. I fully realize they have a stressful job and I empathize with them.
Why does 911 ask for your name?
Do I have to give my name? The call-taker is always required to ask the caller’s name and phone number. This is in case we have to call you back, or the responders need to talk to someone who actually saw what happened.
Can you call 911 on Alexa?
To add and use an emergency contact in Alexa, do the following: Open the Alexa app for Android, iPhone, or iPad. Tap on the Communicate tab at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the contacts icon (two people) in the upper-right corner.
What happens if I call 911 from my cell phone?
When calling from a cell phone, the call is routed to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). In the case of Topanga, this call will be routed to the CHP Dispatch Center located in Downtown Los Angeles. (This dispatch center handles all incoming cell phone 9-1-1 calls originating in Los Angeles County.)
Can you call 911 with WiFi?
When you enable WiFi Calling, you’ll be asked to register a physical address in order to ensure that you’re provided with emergency services if you call 911 over WiFi. 911 calls will attempt to use the cellular network. Calls to 911 will only be made over WiFi if a cellular network isn’t available.