Originally posted by cotjockey
911 here sends ambulance, fire, and police too, but that is our job...it's what we do. We have a private service that does transports and intercepts with 911 if needed, but it's EXPENSIVE to use the private guys.
OK...ours isn't private. It's all under BC ambulance service and the call goes straight thru to them rather than the 911 e-comm center. Our guidelines state this...
911 is the telephone number to use when police, fire or emergency medical assistance is needed in an emergency situation.
Dial 911 for:
crimes in progress
life threatening situations
motor vehicle accidents or major traffic and street obstructions
injuries requiring emergency medical attention
hazardous chemical spills
fire, smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarms that are sounding
sparking electrical hazards
smoke in a building
or any other emergency
I'll be quiet now. Didn't realize guidelines weren't the same everywhere...
(and my hubby is a dispatcher!)