9-1-1 Needs to Know Where You Are!
Know your Location! When dialing 9-1-1 it is important to know this piece of information more than anything else. No matter what is occurring, without a location we cannot send you help. There is a lot of technology in place to assist 9-1-1 centers in locating you; however, in a situation where seconds can save lives, having your location readily available can be the difference between seconds and minutes.
The following can help 9-1-1 Call Takers determine your location:
- Full address of location
- Cross streets or intersections
- Address number on a building or structure
- Names of landmarks, businesses, complexes, etc.
- Address of nearby location (across the street, next door, etc.)