Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency

Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency

Kids & 9-1-1

9-1-1 Quiz for Kids

Test your 9-1-1 knowledge. Answer whether you would or would not call 9-1-1 in each situation. (Click your answers to check, or see answer key at the bottom.)

1. Your friend falls out of a tree and is hurt badly Yes No
2. You see a stranger lurking around your house Yes No
3. You are home alone and you are bored and lonely Yes No
4. Your neighbor's house is on fire Yes No
5. You see a car accident Yes No
6. You have an argument with your best friend Yes No
7. You dog is limping Yes No
8. You see someone breaking into a neighbor's house Yes No
9. There is a fire in your fireplace Yes No


Answers: 1=Y, 2=Y, 3=N, 4=Y, 5=Y, 6=N, 7=N, 8=Y, 9=N

What Should I Teach My Child about Calling 9-1-1?

Many children know to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, but often do not know other important information, such as their address or how to reach a parent at work. Here is some of the most important information children need to now about calling 9-1-1:

  • Teach your children their names, their parents names, their home address and home phone number
  • Teach your children the name of your employer and phone number
  • Teach your children what an emergency is and when to call 9-1-1
  • Teach your children how to hold the phone properly so that they can speak clearly to the dispatcher
  • Teach your children that it is against the law to call 9-1-1 as a joke or prank
  • Teach your children not to be afraid to call 9-1-1 if there is any doubt whether they should call
  • Calling a parent at work before calling 9-1-1 can waste valuable time. Give them permission to call 9-1-1 if they think there is an emergency