Our telecommunicators handle 9-1-1 misdials, open lines, and hang ups at all hours of the day. This unnecessarily ties up a call taker, delaying them from answering and sending resources to true emergency calls. In March alone we took approximately 100 9-1-1 hang ups.
Help prevent this issue!
Lock it before you pocket
Don't give phones (activated or not) to babies
Does your device have an Emergency SOS Feature? Some phones & smart watches do! Know how that works.
If you call 9-1-1 for any reason and then realize you don't need emergency assistance, stay on the line & tell us so.