What is Enhanced 911?

The E911 system is considered to be one of the most advanced in the State of Idaho. The "E" stands for "Enhanced" 911 service. Enhanced 911, or E911, is a system which routes an emergency call to the appropriate 911 answering point (PSAP) for the caller's location, and automatically displays the caller's phone number and address.

The 911 call taker will typically ask the caller to verify the information, which appears on his or her computer screen. In most areas, phone number and location information is available for 911 calls made from a cellular/wireless phone. When calling from a cellular telephone it's important to be aware of your surroundings, look for landmarks and when driving stop at a safe place and then place your call to 911.

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1. What is Enhanced 911?
2. Who answers my 911 call?
3. Are the Emergency Communication Officers trained to help me?
4. When should you call 911?
5. Can I text to 9-1-1?
6. How much does it cost to call 911?
7. What should I say when I call 911?
8. What questions will I be asked?
9. What should I do if I call 911 by mistake?
10. If I need the police, but it's not an emergency, what number do I call?