When to call 9-1-1

You should call 9-1-1 to report:

  • any immediate or potential threat to life or property
  • any vehicle accident
  • any fire or medical emergency
  • any type of fight or disturbance
  • a child locked in a vehicle
  • any suspicious person or vehicle
  • animal bites
  • any other actual or perceived emergency

You should NOT call 9-1-1:

  • for general information
  • for directory assistance
  • for paying traffic tickets
  • as a prank
  • to ask about road conditions or the weather



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