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Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Number Program 9-1-1 Heroes

Red E Fox9-1-1 educators have handed out more than 50,000 9-1-1 videos and packages of educational materials to elementary schools and child care centers statewide since the 9-1-1 for Kids educational program was launched in 1996. The program seeks to teach kids how to call 9-1-1, when to call 9-1-1, and what to say to get help in an emergency.

Here are 5 review questions to ask children about the basics of calling 9-1-1:

Who can tell me WHEN you call 9-1-1?

  • In an emergency
  • When you need help
  • When you need the police, fire department or an ambulance

If there were no grown-ups around and you had to call 9-1-1, who can tell me HOW you would do it?

  • Stay calm
  • Listen for dial tone
  • Push "9", then "1", then "1" again (push button phone)
  • Press "Send" button (cellular phone)

Who can tell me WHAT to say when the 9-1-1 call taker answers?

  • Tell what's wrong (what the emergency is)
  • Tell what help you need (police, fire, ambulance)
  • Tell where help is needed
  • Give your name and address

What else is important to remember when you call 9-1-1?

  • Speak loudly and clearly
  • Don't nod your head - say "yes" and "no" out loud
  • Answer all questions
  • Don't hang up until the dispatcher tells you to

Who can tell me when you should NOT call 9-1-1?

  • When there is no emergency
  • For animals
  • As a game or prank
  • For a joke
  • To practice

NCTCOG 9-1-1 Heroes

Steps for honoring kid heroes [PDF]

Alexandria Dixon is a 9-1-1 Hero Click here to read about Alexandria
Tristan Coxwell is a 9-1-1 Hero Click here to read about Tristan
   
Tyson Click is a 9-1-1 Hero
Click here to read about Tyson
Tyson Click honored by U.S. Congressional E9-1-1 Caucus
 
Kelly Pritchett is a 9-1-1 Hero Click here to read about Kelly
 
Reagan Pace is a 9-1-1 Hero Click here to read about Reagan
 
Destine Barcuch is a 9-1-1 Hero
Click here to read about Destine
 
Briana Heath is a 9-1-1 Hero
Click here to read about Briana
 
Hailey Lorange is a 9-1-1 Hero
Click here to read about Hailey

 

Contact Information
911OperationsTeam@nctcog.org

 
 
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