Do not dial 911 if the problem is not an emergency. Look up the non-emergency number for the appropriate agency in the telephone book. If you dial 911 for a non-emergency situation, someone with a real emergency might have a delay in receiving help.
Some examples of when not to dial 911:
- Loud music or party
- Barking dogs or other animal problems
- To ask directions
- To report power outages
- To check on severe weather or road conditions
Non - Emergency Tips
- We recommend that you do not program 911 into your telephones speed dial. You will not forget the number and programming the number invites accidental dialing.
- Do not dial 911 to test your phone or the 911 system. This needlessly burdens the dispatcher and the system with non-emergency calls.