The Silent Call Procedure
The Silent Call procedure is a unique program in the Massachusetts Enhanced 9-1-1 system that allows a caller who is is unable to verbally communicate their emergency over the phone to receive the appropriate response.
If you need to call 9-1-1 and you are unable to speak for any reason, such as a physical disability, domestic violence or home invasion follow these simple steps using a wireline or cell phone:
FIRST DIAL 9-1-1….
When the call is answered, indicate your need my pressing the appropriate number on your telephone
IF YOU NEED POLICE
IF YOU NEED FIRE
IF YOU NEED AN AMBULANCE
The 9-1-1 dispatcher will send the appropriate responding agencies.