Top 5 best 911 PSA videos
On the 50th anniversary of the first 911 call, we remember the most creative ways emergency departments have reminded the public when (and when not) to contact them
By Shelbie Watts, EMS1 Editorial Assistant
As of February 16, 2018, the 911 system has been helping save lives for 50 years. Although some people will never fully grasp the proper time to contact an emergency dispatcher, some emergency departments have tried their hardest and thought out of the box to remind their communities that 911 is not a catch-all for whatever inconvenience arises.
Here are the top five best PSA videos created to inform the public on when (and when not) to use 911.
This PSA from Queensland Ambulance Service reminds people to check on their friends and neighbors during the holidays and not to be afraid to call for an ambulance if they need help.
Rock County Communications Center issued a public service announcement for the public to call 757-2244 and not 911 for non-emergencies.
Rock County 911 releases follow-up to their viral “Uptown Funk” video to spread awareness about the “Problem” of 911 hang-ups and butt dials.
The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Department created a funny video to teach residents about when they should call 911 to report a true emergency.
This PSA reminds patients that for many conditions self-transport to a primary care physician, urgent care or ED is best. And to only use an ambulance for true emergencies.