What if the caller is speech or hearing impaired?
The 911 telecommunication officers are trained to detect data signals unique to telecommunication devices for the speech and hearing impaired. These calls are immediately connected to a special device that allows communications with the caller.

Text Telephone (TTY/TDD) Users: Wait until your call is answered. Then press the space bar or any touch tone key several times to send data signals to identify your call as a (TTY/TDD) call.

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1. What is 911?
2. When should I use 911?
3. Can I dial 911 from any phone?
4. Who will answer my 911 call?
5. What will they ask and how should I answer?
6. Will they keep me on the phone and ask other questions?
7. What if the caller speaks a foreign language?
8. What if the caller is speech or hearing impaired?
9. What if my call is not an emergency?
10. Can I call a police station directly?
11. Are there things I shouldn't call for?
12. Is there anything I should do to make sure emergency personnel can find me?