What can I do to help 9-1-1 and Public Safety?

Make sure your house number is clearly posted so that emergency responders can find you quickly. If you call 9-1-1 from a cell phone and you don’t know the address, look around for street signs, business signs, and landmarks to help identify your location. If you accidentally call 9-1-1, DON’T HANG UP!! Wait for the 9-1-1 professional to answer and let them know it was an accident.

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1. What can I do to help 9-1-1 and Public Safety?
2. What do firefighters do when they are not responding to fire or emergency medical calls?
3. What is Fort Walton’s Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating?
4. What is the difference between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic?
5. When should I call 9-1-1?
6. Who is the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department (FWBFD)?
7. Why do firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs when the fire is inside a building?
8. Why do so many fire trucks respond to simple incidents?
9. Why do the emergency vehicles run with lights and sirens, and then just turn them off?
10. Why does a fire engine show up when I call for a medical emergency?