Frequent question: What happens if you accidentally make an emergency call?

What happens if you accidentally press emergency call?

If you accidentally dialed 911, do not hang up, explain to the dispatcher that you called by mistake. If you hang up, the dispatcher will call you back. By not answering that call, the dispatcher will send police to your home.

Can you get in trouble for accidentally calling 911?

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.

Can emergency services track your phone?

If you’re on a cellphone, 911 can probably track you. However, any details you can provide may help with accuracy.

What do I do if I accidentally call 911 on my iPhone?

Here’s how to stop accidentally calling 911 on your iPhone.

How Emergency SOS is accidentally activated on iOS

  1. Press and hold the side and volume buttons.
  2. Rapidly press the side button five times.
  3. Slide the Emergency SOS slider.

What emergency calls only?

Introduction. One issue your Android phone can have is a message stating your phone can only make emergency calls. While this is usually due to a problem with your account with your cellular provider, it can be caused by a few problems with the software on the device itself.

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What does 911 ask when you call?

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. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME. Your call will be handled the same regardless if you choose not to identify yourself.

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.)