Call 911 whenever a situation requires immediate assistance from police officers, fire fighters or emergency medical personnel, explains Some examples of such situations include crimes, fires, car wrecks, diffic... More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement

In all states except Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and Wyoming, 911 transcripts are considered a matter of public record and can be obtained. Some states, however, including Georgia, Maine, M... More »

The police departments of some cities and counties, such as the Los Angeles Police Department and the Seattle Fire and Police Departments, provide audios of emergency calls from 911 operators, as stated on More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement

Safety meeting topics appropriate for families include safe storage of electrical wires and cords, procedures for decreasing the risk of a fire and the process of contacting emergency personnel in the event of a fire, me... More » Family Parenting

The Federal Emergency Management Agency states that mutual aid agreements and assistance agreements provide a mechanism to acquire emergency assistance quickly in the form of materials, equipment, personnel and other rel... More »

Police brutality is the use of force well beyond that which is necessary in situations when police officers deal with civilians, states The Law Dictionary. Police officers engage in brutality through actions such as phys... More »

A voice response translator helps facilitate communication between police officers and members of the public who do not speak English, explains the National Institute of Justice. As of 2015, the military also uses voice ... More » Government & Politics Law Enforcement