When someone’s life, health or safety is at risk, calling 911 is the fastest to get help. In a true emergency, call 911 and stay on the phone with the operator.
Calgary 911 also provides life-saving instructions on the phone when you wait for the ambulance to arrive.
When should you call 911?
- When someone has difficulty breathing, is bleeding uncontrollably or having chest pain, etc.
- When you spot any fire that is not contained in a fire pit or a “controlled burn”
- When a smoke detactor or fire alarm is going off
- When you smelling or gas
- When you spot a crime that is happening
- When you are concerned for someone’s safety or well being
When shouldn’t you call 911?
- Did you know that Calgary Police Service has a Non-Emergency Number? Learn more here: Calgary Police Service’s Non-Emergency Number.
The information posted in this article is based on the official website of the City of Calgary on January 11, 2021: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/psc/calling-9-1-1.html
Please note that our website SettlementCalgary.com is an initiative of Immigrant Services Calgary – a non-for-profit agency helping immigrants. The information in this article is provided to help new immigrants navigate their new life in Calgary.