I accidentally called 911, am I in trouble?
NO! Absolutely not. It happens. But if you do accidentally call 911 DON'T HANG UP. Stay on the phone and let 911 know that it was an accidental call. If you do hang up we will call you back to make sure there is truly no emergency. Don't be embarrassed! This happens quite a bit at 911 centers around the country and we only want to be sure you are safe and not in need of any assistance.
There are ways to be sure that you don't accidentally dial 911. Always keep your phone locked, especially when it is in your pocket or purse. Many of the accidental calls to 911 are the results of a phone that was in a pocket or a bag and the phone was not locked. DO NOT add 911 to your speed dial list. Also, don't let your kids play with your phone.
But if you or your child accidentally dials 911 please just stay on the phone. We only want to know that you and yours are safe and sound.

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1. When Should I Call 911?
2. What will I be asked when I call 911?
3. Does My Cell Phone Show My Location?
4. Can I text to 911?
5. What if 911 caller is deaf or hearing/speech impaired?
6. Who pays for 911?
7. How can I teach my child to call 911?
8. I accidentally called 911, am I in trouble?
9. How can I prepare my own disaster kit?
10. How much water should I store for emergencies and how long can it be safely stored?
11. Sheltering place - What does that mean and what if I am not at home?