911 is about providing the public with one simple, easy to remember number to be used in emergency situations. An emergency is when immediate police, fire, or ambulance assistance is needed to protect life or property. If you need help immediately, dial 911.
Examples of Emergencies
Here are just a few examples:
A car wreck
Someone is choking on their food
A fire of any type - house, car, woods, etc.
If you see a crime in progress
Someone is having or suspects they are heart attack or stroke
Any dangerous situation such as a gas leak or downed power line
Someone is drowning
Someone is hurt, or bleeding, or having trouble breathing
Severe weather such as to report a tornado sighting