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Call 911 for Help

Teach your Children How & Who to Call for Help!

Keep a list of all important phone numbers near the phone and explain to your children what each of the numbers represent.

The list should include the following phone numbers:

  • Emergency 9-1-1
  • Local Police Department
  • Local Fire Department
  • Hospital
  • Poison Control Center
  • Personal Physician
  • Nearest Relative
  • Mother/Father/Guardians Work

Advise your children to only dial 911 when it is a real emergency when they need help from the Police or Fire Departments. Explain to them they may also need to dial 911 when someone in the home needs an ambulance or other medical help.

Make sure they know their complete name and address to help the operator notify and direct the proper emergency personnel to the location.

Explain to them when calling 911 for an emergency it's important to try and remain calm, speak clearly and provide as much information as possible. Make sure to tell them to listen carefully to what the operator is telling them and stay on the phone until help arrives.

Parents, talk with your family and discuss a plan so that everyone knows what to do in case of an emergency. Being prepared can help save time and lives.