Teach your children and review with all family members, how and when to call 9-1-1 for help.
By placing your phone number, address and cross street legibly near any fixed location phone, you can help dispatchers confirm important details that can speed emergency response.
Its also good idea to post alternate emergency and family contact numbers in, on and near each of your telephones.
If you accidently dial 9-1-1, stay on the line and answer the call-takers questions so they can be certain yours is a false alarm that requires no emergency response.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department