We hope there'll be no need, but it's important to know these facts about this extremely important service. Look below to find out how demanding this job can be and what you need to know before calling 911.
Half of 911 Calls Are Made by Mistake
In NYC, around 84 million calls are received each year and half of them are made by accident. And even if you called by mistake, they will have to answer you, or call you back.
Also, the Most of Calls Are Not Emergency Calls at All!
People are calling for many other reasons, a dog that's barking, for example.
Sometimes, It Can Give You a Busy Signal
This happens in cases of great emergencies, like a fire. If you have an emergency and all you get is a busy tone, try calling the local police or fire department!
Speaking of an Emergency, Some Urgent Situations Have Priority
Domestic violence or cases involving weapons have priority. If your house has been robbed and the burglar is no longer in the house, they will maybe put you on hold.