How can I help Emergency Responders find me faster?
  • Make sure that your house and/or mailbox are numbered with the correct address. Reflective numbers work best for dark.
  • If it is dark outside, turn some outside lights on to aide responders in finding your house. If you can hear the siren and are able to reach the light switch, start turning it on and off so that it flickers and draws the attention of the responders.
  • If you have a long driveway or your house is not easily seen from the road, try to have someone at the end of the driveway by the road to flag down responders.
  • Consider placing driveway markers at the end of your driveway to help responders find it.
  • Put all pets safely away. Responders will refrain from exiting their vehicles or entering a residence if there is a dog barking and growling at them.
  • Have a list handy of all medications that are taken by the people who reside with you.

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1. What is 911?
2. When should you call 911?
3. What should you expect when calling 911?
4. What does the 911 Center expect from me when I place a 911 call?
5. What if I call 911 by mistake?
6. Can you find me if I call 911 from my cell phone?
7. How can I help Emergency Responders find me faster?
8. Can I text 911?
9. What qualifies as a police emergency?
10. What qualifies as a fire emergency?
11. What qualifies as a medical emergency?