emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP)
9-1-1 or 911 (a lot of times said as "nine-one-one" or "nine-eleven") is the emergency telephone number for the United States, Canada, Argentina, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, and the Cayman Islands. This number can only be used for real emergencies. In other words, you use it when you are in serious trouble. The use of the number when there is no emergency may end in a criminal charge.
- Fact sheets on using 911 in Simple English for children Archived 2012-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, teenagers Archived 2012-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, adults Archived 2012-06-22 at the Wayback Machine, and parents Archived 2012-06-22 at the Wayback Machine
- How to Use 911 - from KidsHealth.org (in Simple English)
- ↑ "Making 911 Work for You: Things Everyone Needs to Know" (PDF). www.nena.org. National Emergency Number Association. Retrieved January 4, 2016.