An emergency is any situation that requires immediate assistance from the police, fire department or ambulance. Examples include:
When you call 911, be prepared to answer the call taker's questions, which may include:
Remember, the call taker's questions are important to get the right kind of help to you quickly. Be prepared to follow any instructions the call taker gives you. Our call takers can tell you exactly what to do until help arrives, such as providing step-by-step instructions to aid someone who is choking or needs first aid or CPR. Do not hang up until the call taker instructs you to do so.
If I need the police but it's not an emergency, please call our non-emergency line (505) 865-9130. Examples of calls which should be placed to the non-emergency line include: