There are a few different kinds of emergency contact numbers that you should have on your phone, and each one can be useful in different situations.
Here's A Look At Some Of The Most Important Ones To Have:
1. Your local police department
If you have a non-emergency situation or want to report a crime, you can reach your local police department by calling their non-emergency line. You can find this number by searching online or looking in the government section of your phone book.
2. Your local hospital
If you need to go to the hospital for any reason, it’s important to have the number handy. You can find your local hospital’s number by searching online or looking in the health section of your phone book.
3. Your doctor
If you have a medical question or concern that can’t wait for a regular appointment, you should call your doctor’s office. The number will be listed on your insurance card or on the website for your doctor’s practice.
4. The 24-hour pharmacy
If you need to fill a prescription or buy over-the-counter medication outside of regular business hours, you can call the 24-hour pharmacy. The number will be listed on the door of the pharmacy or on their website.
5. The gas company
If you smell gas or there is a gas leak, you should call the gas company immediately. The number will be listed on your monthly statement or on their website.
6. Animal control
If you see a stray animal or an animal that appears to be in distress, you should call animal control. The number will be listed in the government section of your phone book.
7. A Locksmith
If you are locked out of your house or car, you’ll need to call a locksmith. The number will be listed in the phone book or on their website.
8. Your child's school
If you need to get in touch with your child’s school for any reason, you can call the school’s main office number. The number will be listed on their website or in the government section of your phone book.
9. The power company
If your power goes out, you should call the power company to report the outage. The number will be listed on your monthly statement or on their website.
10. The fire department
If there is a fire, you should call the fire department immediately. The number will be listed in the government section of your phone book.
11. Poison control
Poison control can be useful if someone has ingested something poisonous, and your doctor or health care provider can offer advice and assistance if you’re not sure what to do in an emergency situation.
These are just a few of the most important emergency contact numbers to have stored in your phone. It’s a good idea to also keep a list of these numbers somewhere else, like on a piece of paper by your bedside or taped to the inside of your drawer, in case your phone battery dies or you lose your phone.