Can You Answer These 9-1-1 Questions?

Unfortunately, most of us have probably have an experience or two with having to call 9-1-1 at some point in our lives. How much do you know about this life-saving service, however? Take our quiz to find out!
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9-1-1 is one of ______ N11 codes.
nine
eight
four
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What are 9-1-1 dispatch centers called?
Emergency Control Answering Center
Public-Safety Awareness Center
Public-Safety Answering Point
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What does Enhanced 9-1-1 do?
connects to you a PSAP closest to your address
automatically alerts police without going through dispatch
sets off any emergency alarms in your immediate vicinity
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As of 2016, you can text 9-1-1 in emergencies in all areas.
True.
False.
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About how many 9-1-1 calls are made a year?
1,500,000
240,000,000
550,000,000
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Which of the following do many other countries, such as the UK, Ireland, and Poland use as their emergency number?
999
411
955
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What country was the first emergency call made in?
United States
China
United Kingdom
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In what year was this first emergency call made?
1937
1960
1906
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When were the numbers 9-1-1 established as an emergency code?
1968
1939
1951
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What company established 9-1-1 as the emergency number for the U.S.?
AT&T
Comcast
Bell
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Which of the following is know as "The City Where 911 Began"?
San Diego, California
Miami, Florida
Haleyville, Alabama
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Which of the following should you NOT call 9-1-1 for?
for a pet emergency
for a grease fire in your kitchen
when you may have witnessed a crime
Result
While very little of the information contained in this particular quiz will help save your life, it's not the worst information to know. You got a couple easy ones right, but you should consider boning up a bit more on 9-1-1 information!

C+, New to 9-1-1

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Right!
Well, you missed a couple tougher questions in this quiz, but overall you're clearly very educated when it comes to emergency information - particularly involving 9-1-1 history. Great work!

B+, Educated at Emergencies

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Right!
You're an emergency expert! You know everything there is to know about 9-1-1 and its history as an emergency code - and you even know a little bit beyond that, including the history of emergency codes around the world! Great job!

A+, Emergency Expert

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1
9-1-1 is one of ______ N11 codes.
nine
eight
four
2
What are 9-1-1 dispatch centers called?
Emergency Control Answering Center
Public-Safety Awareness Center
Public-Safety Answering Point
3
What does Enhanced 9-1-1 do?
connects to you a PSAP closest to your address
automatically alerts police without going through dispatch
sets off any emergency alarms in your immediate vicinity
4
As of 2016, you can text 9-1-1 in emergencies in all areas.
True.
False.
5
About how many 9-1-1 calls are made a year?
1,500,000
240,000,000
550,000,000
6
Which of the following do many other countries, such as the UK, Ireland, and Poland use as their emergency number?
999
411
955
7
What country was the first emergency call made in?
United States
China
United Kingdom
8
In what year was this first emergency call made?
1937
1960
1906
9
When were the numbers 9-1-1 established as an emergency code?
1968
1939
1951
10
What company established 9-1-1 as the emergency number for the U.S.?
AT&T
Comcast
Bell
11
Which of the following is know as "The City Where 911 Began"?
San Diego, California
Miami, Florida
Haleyville, Alabama
12
Which of the following should you NOT call 9-1-1 for?
for a pet emergency
for a grease fire in your kitchen
when you may have witnessed a crime