9-1-1 Programs for Schools
The first time most people speak to a 9-1-1 calltaker, they are in the middle of an emergency, their emotions are running high and they may not be able to communicate as effectively as they could if they were calm. For children, the anxiety of an emergency can be even more overwhelming. A child who knows how and when to dial 9-1-1, and who is prepared to answer a calltaker’s questions, can save precious moments in an emergency situation.
9-1-1 educational materials for children ages 5–8, including an instructional DVD featuring Cell Phone Sally (pictured above), are available free of charge to elementary school teachers throughout MARC's nine-county region. Public safety communications personnel and volunteers may be available to conduct 9-1-1 school programs for your class. For more information, please email Sally McGraw, or call 816/701-8330.