When should I call 911?

911 is the phone number that should be dialed whenever police, fire or ambulance services are needed for an emergency. When you dial 911, your address and phone number will show up on a monitor in the police dispatch center if you are calling from a landline. The police dispatcher answers your call and will transfer your call to the Fire Department or Paramedics if required. To contact the police for non-emergent matters you may call 626-960-1955.

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1. When should I call 911?
2. What is considered an “emergency”?
3. What will the dispatcher ask when you call 911?
4. What if I dial 911 by mistake?
5. Are pay phones any different?
6. Should I program my telephone to dial 911?
7. What about calling 911 from a cellular phone?
8. What if I don’t speak English?
9. Why do dispatchers ask so many questions?
10. How are calls prioritized?