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OVERVIEW

There are many services that provide help during an emergency. It is safe to call any emergency service, and they will help immediately. All emergency services are open 24 hours a day.

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CALLING 911

If you or someone with you is in immediate danger, it is important to call 911 to get help. When you call 911, you should:

  1. Tell the dispatcher, or the person who answers the phone, your name, phone number of the phone you are using, and the address where you are at.
  2. Explain the emergency. Give lots of details so the emergency service providers can be ready to help you as soon as they arrive.
  3. Follow all the instructions the dispatcher gives you on the phone.
  4. Never hang up the phone before the dispatcher tells you to.

If you cannot speak English, it is okay and you should still call 911! The dispatcher will get an interpreter to help you. DO NOT HANG UP THE PHONE! Speak slowly and clearly. Give your name, phone number, address, and what language you speak. Then wait patiently while the dispatcher finds an interpreter.

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EMERGENCY SERVICES

Ambulance
Health emergencies.
911

American Red Cross
Disaster Relief.
404-575-3110

Fire Department
Fire emergencies where there is or was a fire, even if the fire has already been put out.
911

Georgia Crisis and Access Line
Suicide Prevention Hotline.
1-800-715-4225
www.mygcal.com

Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Children Services
To report child abuse.
1-855-422-4453

Georgia Helpline
24-hour line to get help for substance abuse, problem gambling, domestic violence, and more.
1-800-338-6745

Poison Control
Emergencies where you know or think someone came into contact with poison.
1-800-222-1222

Police Department
Safety emergencies.
911



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