There are certain situations where you’ll have to contact the police or fire department before you do anything else.
Contact your local fire department to report:
- An immediate threat to public safety
- A fire hazard
- Any other fire safety question or concern.
You should call the police if there’s been any sort of crime (like a break-in) or vandalism related to your property.
Be aware of local laws around reporting accidents, since they vary across municipalities.
Call emergency services (fire or police or both) if:
- You’ve had a collision with another vehicle
- You’ve had a collision that doesn’t involve another vehicle but could be considered serious
- You’ve experienced crime involving your vehicle, including theft, attempted theft, arson or vandalism
The bottom line? When in doubt, call for guidance. It’s better to be safe than sorry!