What can I do?
You can make a real difference by helping until the emergency units arrive, and the Dispatcher will provide directions for things such as:
- Childbirth
- Choking (Heimlich maneuver)
- Controlling Bleeding
- Other first-aid Emergency
- Rescue Breathing

Medical Dispatchers are trained to provide pre-arrival instructions to callers. Medical emergencies are the most common use of pre-arrival instructions.

Cellular phones have made it very easy for citizens to report traffic accidents and other emergencies that are not near traditional telephones.

This gets emergency assistance to victims faster, and this has saved lives. There are however, several major problems with cell phones and their impact on 911.

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1. What should I say?
2. What can I do?
3. Where/how should my address be posted for responders to see?
4. How are address numbers issued?
5. How do I get a new address?
6. How are road names assigned?
7. Why are some driveways named?