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.

Rock County 911 released a video to spread awareness about the “Problem” of 911 hang-ups and butt dials. (Photo/YouTube)
Rock County 911 released a video to spread awareness about the “Problem” of 911 hang-ups and butt dials. (Photo/YouTube)

5. When to call an ambulance: A Christmas PSA

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.

 
Christmas is in the Ayr

It’s 10 days until Christmas, and all Ayr Ambulance Station wants is …

Posted by Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) on Monday, December 14, 2015

 

4. Rock County Comm Center PSA for public to call non-emergency number

Rock County Communications Center issued a public service announcement for the public to call 757-2244 and not 911 for non-emergencies.

 

3. 911 agency releases new PSA lip sync video

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.

 

2. Fire and rescue department's humorous when to call 911 PSA

The Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue Department created a funny video to teach residents about when they should call 911 to report a true emergency.

 
911 video

Thank you to Lance Holloway for shooting and producing this video. Enjoy, and remember... 911 is for emergencies only.

Posted by Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Service on Thursday, October 22, 2015

 

1. Holiday-themed PSA reminds when it's not appropriate to call 911

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.

 

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