What is E 911?

911 is a lifesaving emergency notification network in which the caller is identified by an automatic number identifier (ANI) and an automatic location identifier (ALI). This information is automatically displayed on the dispatcher's computer screen at the time the emergency call is answered at the dispatch center. The caller is required to only dial 3 numbers 911 to be connected to the public safety answering point (PSAP). 911 is a nationally known emergency notification number.

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1. What is E 911?
2. What does the "E" stand for?
3. Why does a road have to have a name?
4. How are addresses assigned?
5. Will I still be able to get mail at my post office box?
6. Will I have to put my new address on my mailbox?
7. Will I have to put my new address on my house?
8. You can't see my house from the road, how will responders find me?
9. When will my address change?
10. What is the number for 911?
11. Who answers the calls at 911?
12. Will we have improved rescue/fire/police response when 911 goes into effect?
13. When can I start dialing 911?
14. I dialed 911 from my cell phone, but didn't get Scott County, why is that?
15. I need to talk to someone, but it is not an emergency, who do I call?
16. Who can I call if I have a question?
17. I am moving to Scott County, who do I contact to find out what my address is?
18. I am building a house in Scott County, how do I get an address so that I can have my power turned on?
19. I live in an apartment complex; will I still have a street address and apartment number?
20. Will I use my 911 address to receive mail?