How do you make a 911 call?

In an emergency, dial 911 on your phone. It's a free call. You can use any kind of phone: push button, rotary, cellular/wireless, cordless, or pay phone. When dialing from a cell/wireless phone many times you can be located using our Phase II mapping. Stay calm and state your emergency. Speak loudly and clearly. Give the 911 dispatcher your name, phone number and the address to ensure they know where help is needed. Answer the dispatcher's questions. Stay on the telephone as long as it's safe to do so, and don't hang up until the dispatcher tells you to.

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1. What is 911?
2. What if a 911 caller is deaf or hearing/speech impaired?
3. When should you use 911?
4. How do you make a 911 call?
5. Who pays for 911?
6. What about 911 prank calls?