What should I do if I accidentally call 911?

If you accidentally dial 911, it is important that you stay on the line to let the Telecommunicator know there is no emergency. If someone accidentally dials 911 and hangs up, or if 911 is accidentally dialed and the line is left open, it is considered an abandoned call. When an abandoned call is received, the 911 Telecommunicator will immediately try to call back to verify whether or not there is an emergency. If the call is not answered or the line is busy, a law enforcement officer will be dispatched to the location where the call originated to attempt to contact the caller.

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1. Can my cellphone dial 911 if it has been disconnected?
2. What if I have special needs?
3. What should I do if I accidentally call 911?
4. Can I text 911?
5. How do I request a record from a 911 call?