Call 911 when there is a life or death
emergency that requires the immediate
response of emergency service such as
police, fire, or an ambulance.
misdial 911, stay on the line and talk to
the call taker. Explain that you
misdialed and that everything is okay.
If the telecommunicator calls you back, do
not hang up. This will generate a
police response. The intent of the
response is to check your residence and make
sure everything is okay. It is
important to teach children when to use 911
and that by calling 911 when there is no
emergency takes personnel away from a real
Call 815/748-8400 when there is a situation
that requires police response but it is
not an emergency.
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