Fast Tip: When it’s best to and mustn’t name 911

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SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Some emergencies are apparent, however based on the San Francisco Division of Emergency Administration, forty p.c of 911 calls aren’t true emergencies. These calls waste first responders’ valuable time and forestall them from attending to extra critical conditions.

The division’s government director, Mary Ellen Carroll, gave us some recommendations on how one can know when it’s best to name 911.

#1 Name 911 if there may be rapid hazard to life or property, corresponding to a medical emergency or a fireplace.

#2 Name 911 if there’s a crime in progress.

If the issue will not be pressing, however you continue to need assistance, name 311 as a substitute of 911.

311 conditions embody issues like a automobile housebreaking that has already occurred, reporting illegally parked or deserted autos, and requesting avenue or park upkeep.

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