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Save a life. Wherever they are.
In the United States…
Every 90 seconds, someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest who is not already in a hospital.*
Every 40 seconds, someone suffers a stroke.**
It has become much more likely you could witness a relative or colleague in an emergency while on the phone or on a video app. And you may be the only one able to call for help.

Seconds save lives!


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"We actually deal with the scenario meant for your app a lot, and this will avoid tying up 911 resources.” 


- 911 Communications Supervisor, Nebraska

The 911anywhere app lets you find, save and directly call an emergency dispatcher in a distant jurisdiction. If you become aware of an emergency in another location, whether on a video conference with a colleague, a video chat with a parent or any other situation, you could be someone's only hope...from hundreds of miles away.

Create contacts in the 911anywhere app for the designated emergency dispatch agencies serving your friends, family and colleagues. 911anywhere provides data on the 5,000+ emergency dispatch agencies in the U.S. and automatically updates this data for your contacts in the app if the database ever changes. 

Dialing 911 connects the caller to a 911 operator for their own local area. But the 911 system is not designed to get help to a distant emergency. That 911 operator cannot simply press a button to transfer a call to any other agency. Save precious time in an emergency by directly calling the right emergency dispatcher from the 911anywhere app.

Do not assume your local 911 operator can just transfer your call...

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911anywhere IS how to call this 10-digit number!

After a free install, upgrade for $4.99/year to access contact information for the 911 agency or other designated emergency dispatch agency for anywhere in the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.

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Learn more on the How It Works and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages.

For questions, 


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911anywhere calls are made with your device's normal phone calling feature to a 10-digit phone number. In order for a 911anywhere call to be made, your device must have normal cellular phone calling service. 


911anywhere is for emergency use only when the caller and emergency location are in different 911 agency coverage areas. If in doubt, dial 911 by phone.


To report an emergency at your own location or within the same 911 agency coverage area, dial 911 by phone. If in doubt, dial 911 by phone.


911anywhere cannot determine the location of a distant emergency. You must provide the emergency’s exact address to the emergency dispatch operator. 


If 911anywhere does not work properly in an emergency, dial 911 by phone.


Once the call from 911anywhere is placed, the response to the emergency is the responsibility of the applicable agencies and the outcome is subject to those agencies’ capabilities and limitations. Many agencies have a 10-digit emergency number that will be answered immediately by a dispatcher. However, other agencies do not have this same dedicated infrastructure and/or staffing, which can sometimes mean a 911anywhere caller will have to navigate prompts (e.g. “press 1 for dispatch”) and/or experience hold times before speaking with a dispatcher. All emergency calls—direct local 911 calls or 911anywhere app calls—face the same ever-present risk of extenuating circumstances including, but not limited to, outages and excessive call volumes. 


Agencies whose phone numbers have been assessed by 911anywhere as not sufficiently reliable for reporting a distant emergency will not be available in the app until this assessment changes. 


911anywhere is for emergency use only. 911anywhere LLC will assist law enforcement to the fullest extent investigating and prosecuting misuse.


* Accessed 8/6/22 on: Original source: Tsao CW, Aday AW, Almarzooq ZI, Alonso A, Beaton AZ, Bittencourt MS, et al. Circulation. 2022;145:e153–e639.

** Accessed 8/6/22 on: Original source: Tsao CW, Aday AW, Almarzooq ZI, Alonso A, Beaton AZ, Bittencourt MS, et al. Circulation. 2022;145:e153–e639.

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