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911 BasicsNearly everyone will have to use 911 during their lifetime. We have provided information in the Kids section that will help you teach your child how to handle an emergency situation properly.
Read and discuss this information with your child. Explain that there are situations that require decisions to be made quickly. Stress the importance of using 911 only for actual emergencies. Be certain your child knows what an actual emergency is.
Your child should know WHEN to dial 911, WHAT information to give to the 911 operators; HOW to recognize dangerous situations; and HOW to react in an emergency.