What Happens During a 911 Call?

When you call 911 with an emergency,  many things are happening "behind-the scenes" to help you.

While one 911 dispatcher is speaking with you, another is alerting area first responders or connecting with any additional help or resources that may be needed. 

Sophisticated technology is also being used to provide first responders with the best possible location information.

First responders are dispatched as soon as possible.  They're already on their way, even if a 911 dispatcher continues to ask you for additional information. 

When you call Bothell Police 911 you may only speak with one dispatcher, but the entire team is answering your call.Bothell Police 911 dispatcher receiving a call in the communications center.