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911 Hang Up Call Public Safety Announcement

May 31

Location: Washington State

The Walla Walla Emergency Service Communications Center and Washington State Emergency Management Division are excited to share a 911 Hang Up Call Public Safety Announcement:

If you accidentally dial 911 - Stay on the line so 911 knows you are fine!

In a recent survey, 32% of 911 calls are accidental and many are caused by a child playing on the phone or by a pocket dial.

Don't forget these key points in avoiding accidentally dialing 911:

  • Don't give your child your cell phone to play with. A cell phone without service can still call 911.
  • Remember to lock your phone and be aware locked phones may still dial 911 if placed in a jostling pocked.
  • Know how your phone works.

Please also be aware that the first question dispatch asks any 911 caller is, "What is your location?" Giving the specific location of the emergency helps the 911 dispatcher to get you the assistance you need.

Thank you and remember, If you accidentally dial 911 - Stay on the line so 911 knows you are fine!