What happens if I accidentally dial 911?

Misdials are sometimes experienced on 911. Often many misdials are realized after the number is dialed and the caller will immediately disconnect the line. This is what is commonly referred to as a "911 hangup." If a connection was made, regardless if the line was not answered by the E911 operator, the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) will still receive the call. It is very important to remain on the line, even if you realize you misdialed. If you disconnect the line, the E-911 operator must process the call as an unknown emergency, until otherwise determined.

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1. How do I know when to dial 911?
2. What can I expect when I call 911?
3. What happens if I accidentally dial 911?
4. What is the difference between E911 and 911?
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