Comments on: Things You Should Know When Calling 911 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/ Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: Matt T http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96283 Mon, 15 Dec 2008 21:26:32 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96283 Everyone should have and use this information. It just might save a life.

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By: Grady Joslin http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96282 Thu, 11 Dec 2008 01:47:38 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96282 Good tips. It’s amazing when in an emergency how many people just tend to freak out trying to call 911. If people just calm down and do what you suggested, Emergency services would get there so much faster. Kuddos!

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By: peppermint http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96281 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:00:44 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96281 This is great information, especially regarding being able to identify where you are when you call 911. The flashlight is a good idea too.

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By: USSROVER http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96280 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 08:20:00 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96280 I had to call 911 once telling them to clear the road ( 5 AM sunday morning) My mother was having a heart attack
drove her to the hospital faster than the EMT squad could get to where we lived ( 5 miles out of town)
made it to the hospital just under 4 mins
the 911 operator notified the sheriff & local police that I was coming and not stopping also called the hospital to prep them

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By: Cosmos Emeritus http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96279 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 05:26:28 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96279 All seems basic, but under the immediate stress of an emergency it can be very difficult to try and get these simple bits of information out. Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to stay calm enough to tell the people trying to help you how to help you.

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By: Sara Wood http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96278 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 04:53:28 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96278 Very good information and well written article.

I had an occasion to call 911 in July at 2 AM because of a kidney stone attack. I needed an ambulance. Wish I had known about having a flashlight with me when I hobbled outside in the dark. I could see the ambulance creeping down the street toward me — they were going very slow because they were checking the #s on the houses. I was bent over in pain. My having a flashlight could have saved time — making it easier for them to see me.

Thanks again for the article.

Sara Wood

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By: TheSlimJim http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96277 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 04:38:02 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96277 As much as this seems to be stuff you just ought to know, many people don’t take these things into account when they call 911. Simply being reminded of these things every once in a while can help tremendously when the timely call has to be made.

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By: Rick Scott http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96276 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 04:15:29 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96276 To the point information all could use. Especially good to note that 911 responses vary due to location.
Stay calm
Stay calm
Stay calm
You really can’t say it enough.

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By: Mikey http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96275 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 04:07:20 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96275 My little sister is going away to school for the very first time shortly. She’ll have her own apartment and she is, quite frankly, clueless. I made sure I forwarded this to her – thanks for the neat list!

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By: Add http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96274 Wed, 10 Dec 2008 03:16:45 +0000 http://chris.pirillo.com/2008/12/07/things-you-should-know-when-calling-911/#comment-96274 All great suggestions. One thing I do is using blue painters tape I put the phone number and address on every phone in the house. That way visitors will have the address in case of emergency…helps ordering pizza as well.

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