The day of the first 911 call – level 1


It is February 16, 1968. It is the day of the first 911 call in the US. It happens in Alabama. People can call 911 when they need help from emergency services. These services are police, fire station, or doctor.

Before the 911 system, calling for help is complicated. There are many different phone numbers. It takes a lot of time to find the correct number.

After the 911 system starts, people need to know only one number when they need help from emergency services. This number is 911.

The 911 system is simple. People can get the help quickly.

The 911 system quickly goes from Alabama to other states.

The 911 system saves a lot of lives.

Difficult words: complicated (not simple), emergency (a dangerous situation).

How did the implementation of the 911 system affect the ability of emergency services to respond quickly to calls for help from the public?


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