What information do I need to provide when I call 911?
The Telecommunicator will ask you a series of basic questions including address/location, phone number, name, and exact nature of the emergency.

Once these questions have been answered, more detailed questions will be asked to ensure everything about the situation is obtained.

It's the goal of Everett’s Emergency Communication Center to ensure an accurate and quick response to the emergency you are reporting, and answering these questions will assist in the proper response.

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1. What information do I need to provide when I call 911?
2. Why does 911 ask so many questions?
3. Is help being sent while I am answering all the questions being asked by the Telecommunicator?
4. How does the 911 Center know my location when I call from a cell phone?
5. What should I do if I accidentally call 911?
6. What should I teach my child about calling 911?
7. What happens if someone doesn’t speak English?
8. I was trying to make a long distance call from my office and got 911 by mistake, why does this happen?
9. Who pays for 911?
10. What about 911 prank calls?