What if I want to test my 911 service or show my child how to use 911?

It is not uncommon for people to test their phone by calling 911 or teach their child how to dial 911 by having them actually call and speak to the dispatcher. While we certainly do not want to discourage anyone from using the 911 system, these types of non-emergency calls can delay service to emergencies.


If you would like to test your phone for 911 service or show someone how to properly dial 911, please contact the center using the non-emergency number and advise them of your intentions. If they are not busy, they will gladly assist you.

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1. What is enhanced 911?
2. Where does 911 get funding from?
3. When should I call 911?
4. What if I want to test my 911 service or show my child how to use 911?
5. 911 caller doesn't speak English?
6. What if a 911 caller is deaf, or hearing / speech impaired?
7. What happens when I dial 911 from my cell phone?