Making the 911 Call

Making the 911 Call

  1. Stay calm, and JUST CALL 9-1-1 immediately. You’ve done the right thing by calling 911.

  2. Be prepared to provide as much information as you can.  Any information that you have will help the emergency dispatcher, such as:
    • Your location, more specifically, the address.  
    • The amount of alcohol/substance the person has ingested.
    • The kind of alcohol/substance the person has ingested.
    • How long the person has been drinking/using.
    • When you first noticed warning signs.
    • Any pre-existing conditions (diabetes, etc.).

If you don’t have this information, don’t worry about it.  The medical professionals will assess the situation when they arrive.

  1. Stay with the person.  Follow any instructions given to you by the emergency dispatcher.  Read the “While You Wait” tab for what to do next.