When to Call 911

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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?

More information: https://www.calgary.ca/csps/psc/calling-9-1-1.html

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