Is help being sent while I am answering all the questions being asked by the Telecommunicator?
Yes, Everett’s Emergency Communication Center uses a Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD). When basic information is obtained, the location, name, phone number, and problem can be entered into the system.

Once the pertinent information about the situation has been gathered, another Telecommunicator on duty will be dispatching a fire or medical response. In many cases, you may be asked to stay on the line until help arrives on the scene. This will enable the Telecommunicator to pass along updates to emergency responders, give you critical instructions that could potentially help the situation, and to make sure that everyone remains safe.

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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?