For some people this may seem like a foolish question but, the fact is that during a heightened state of panic, anger, shock, and/or despair, simply calling 9-1-1 to ask for help can create an even higher state of anxiety. Knowing what the dispatchers will require from you can reduce stress, and can possibly expedite help to your situation. Here are some suggestions to keep in mind when calling 9-1-1;
Speak clearly and remain calm - Dispatchers must be able to understand what you are saying.
Be ready to give information such as your name, callback number, incident location, and type of incident.
Unless the dispatcher tells you to hang-up, stay on the telephone line.