The Top Emergency Numbers To Dial While Traveling In The US

us emergency numbersYou’ve set your eyes on traveling to the US for this year’s long awaited vacation. You’ve plan out everything to the T, transportation, where you’ll stay, what you’ll see. But have you researched what numbers to call if you find yourself in an emergency situation?

Not knowing who to call in an emergency situation isn’t smart when you’re traveling. You may find yourself in a horrible situation and may need immediate help. By not knowing who to call right away, the emergency assistance you need might not show up fast enough which could lead to dire consequences.

We’re not talking about knowing to call PlumbingFix Los Angeles in case of a plumbing emergency or contacting RestorationElite if you’re experiencing mold issues or calling an emergency pest control service if vermin were running rampant in your rental here.

With that said, let’s take a look at the different emergency numbers you need to know while being in the US. 

Dialing 2-1-1

If you’re in need of emergency information, dialing 211 is the number you want to call. This number is the solution if you are frustrated trying to navigate the Health and Human Services since it can be a very daunting process.

As an example, let’s say you’re having some type of personal crisis and you are elderly. If you have nobody else to help you, dial 211 and they will advise you on what to do to get the help you need during an emergency situation. 

Dialing 3-1-1

Technically, this is a non-emergency number but it’s still a valuable number to have all the same. If you are traveling through the US and you need to find out more about municipal government services, call this number. They will be able to help you with your inquiry and address your questions and concerns. 

Dialing 4-1-1

411 is an emergency number that provides you with directory assistance. Maybe you’re traveling across the US and need to call somebody you intend to visit during your trip. Dial 411 and ask the operator for their telephone number, address, and other important information.

Dialing 5-1-1

When you dial 511, you have the ability to use one of two options. If you need to contact the police for a non-emergency, this is the number to call. Or, if you find yourself in need of valuable traffic information, the operator will assist you with your inquiry.

Dialing 6-1-1

This number is an emergency phone number that will immediately get you in touch with the telephone company customer service and repair. Honestly, you most likely will not need to call this number unless you happen to see a telephone pole get knocked down along your travels. Then you may want to let them know about their downed telephone pole. 

Dialing 7-1-1

This is an emergency number where those who are deaf or hard of hearing can get the help they need. 

Dialing 8-1-1

This is the number to the underground public utility location service in the US. If you’ve discovered an underground public utility problem, dial this number to let them know about it. 

Dialing 9-1-1

This is the most important emergency number. This is the emergency number for ambulance and rescue service, police, and the fire department. If some type of severe emergency takes place, dial this number and immediately ask for assistance. 


Please use these emergency telephone numbers to get help while traveling through the US. Follow the guidelines and get in contact with the agency that can help you the most.

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Pat Sava

Pat Sava is a super-connector with who helps businesses with building their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. Pat frequently writes about the latest advancements in the SaaS world and digital marketing.

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