If I accidentally call 9-1-1 can I just hang up?

No. NEVER hang up after calling 9-1-1. If you accidentally misdial 9-1-1 you cannot possibly hang up fast enough to cancel the call. Many 9-1-1 hang up calls are crimes in progress. We consider every 9-1-1 hang up to be an emergency unless we are able to verify otherwise. We always call 9-1-1 hang up calls back. If we receive an answering machine, no answer, busy signal, or the person sounds suspicious, law enforcement is immediately dispatched.

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1. Why does 9-1-1 ask so many questions?
2. Does the time I take answering questions delay the dispatch of emergency units?
3. When will help arrive?
4. Can I text message or instant message 9-1-1?
5. Can Automatic Telephone Tape Dialers call 9-1-1?
6. Are there any other telephone lines answered at the 9-1-1 center other than 9-1-1?
7. Do I really need to have my address number on my home or business?
8. Can I just have my address number on my mailbox?
9. If I accidentally call 9-1-1 can I just hang up?
10. What should I do if I am unhappy with the service I received from calling 9-1-1?