911 Emergencies Emergencies happen when we least expect them.

Emergency dispatchers tension that you should never contact 911 for your household pets, for information, or even to do routine stuff like pay a traffic ticket. Rules about 911 are strict because whenever an operator must take a nonemergency call, it could delay getting emergency services to a person who really needs them . If you’re ever in doubt and no one is just about to ask, it’s better to contact 911 and allow operator decide whether it’s a real emergency than to take the opportunity that someone who requirements help doesn’t obtain it quickly.