When To Call 911

When To Call 911

The right time to call 911 is if you think you or someone else is injured or in danger and needs immediate help. For instance, if you got into a car accident and someone is hurt, call 911 right away. On the other hand, if your car breaks down in the middle of the road, call for a towing service. On a call with a 911 operator, it is common practice for them to ask you what, when, and where questions to assess the situation such as:

“What is the emergency?” or “What happened?”

“What is your location?” or “What is your address?”

“Who needs help?” or “Who is present at the location with you?”

Although, there are several reasons to call 911, the most vital ones are:

  • Prolonged chest pain
  • Prolonged bleeding
  • Loss of consciousness