What Not to Do
  • Do not text message 911. The current system is designed for voice communications only.
  • Do not hang up until instructed to by the 911 dispatcher.
  • Never program 911 into your phone’s memory location, speed dial or contacts. Accidental calls from people pushing the wrong button are more easily made.
  • Never make a "test" call to 911. The 911 network has been designed for high reliability, so it will work when you need it.