When calling 911, in addition to explaining your emergency, give your name, telephone number and address and stay on the line if possible to answer any questions the dispatcher may have. Staying on the line will not delay our response. The dispatch center will give us the alarm and the units will begin their response.
Call 911 before you call your doctor, relatives or friends. Providing the dispatcher accurate information reduces potential response delays. Use your street address as assigned by your local government. Rural routes and box numbers are of no use.
If you do not have an assigned address, then find the legal description of the parcel that your residence is on and the proper name for the nearest town road. Have this information posted near your telephone.