What is 9-1-1?
9-1-1 is the number utilized in North America to report an emergency. Although it is in wide use, it is by no means universal. Rural areas may still utilize seven digit numbers for the police department, fire department, and ambulance services. Check the inside cover of your telephone directory for numbers valid in your area.
When should I call 9-1-1?
You should call 9-1-1 anytime you have an immediate need for the police, sheriff, an ambulance or the fire department. If you are not sure if an emergency exists, it is best to be on the safe side and call.