Do not dial 911 if the problem is not an emergency. Look up the non-emergency number for the appropriate agency in the telephone book. If you dial 911 for a non-emergency situation, someone with a real emergency might have a delay in receiving help.
Some examples of when not to dial 911:
Loud music or party
Barking dogs or other animal problems
To ask directions
To report power outages
To check on severe weather or road conditions
Non - Emergency Tips
We recommend that you do not program 911 into your telephones speed dial. You will not forget the number and programming the number invites accidental dialing.
Do not dial 911 to test your phone or the 911 system. This needlessly burdens the dispatcher and the system with non-emergency calls.