For quite some time, we avoided getting rid of our land line phone (VOIP, technically speaking) because we were not sure how 911 service would work on a cell phone. Verizon Wireless assured us recently that they had gotten very good and we made the switch. Unfortunately, Thursday morning I had to dial those dreadful three numbers on my cell phone.
The only difference I noted was they did not know my address. I had to supply them with that information. Then the first responders were sent and they arrived quickly, although at the time it seemed like an eternity.
My question to you this week:
Have you ever had to call 911? If you have, what was the reason?
As a parent, dialing those numbers is never easy. I hardly remember doing it and recall fumbling with the phone at the time, but I managed in the heat of the moment. I hope that you and your families never need to test out 911 or use it again.
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.