This is very important ladies, so please share it around.
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you found yourself in an unthinkable situation and needed help without alerting your aggressor?
There has been a recent update in the emergency services’ protocol, to protect people who are in urgent need but cannot talk to an operator.
I have absolutely no doubt that this will be a life-saver, especially in the so-common cases of domestic abuse.
Until recently, whenever you dial 999 the operator would ask which emergency service you require – if the caller doesn’t talk but coughs or makes a sound, the operator will treat this as an emergency. This is all well and good but if you are hiding from someone, any sound you make could be lethal.
If you do not make any sound at all, the operator will terminate your call.
So from now on…
DIAL 999 – THEN PRESS 55 IF YOU CANNOT SPEAK TO AN OPERATOR.
(This applies when calling 000 in Australia too)
YOUR CALL WILL BE TREATED AS AN EMERGENCY AND IS KNOWN AS A ‘SILENT SOLUTION’ CALL.
If you are in America, this is how you let the emergency services know you need help.
PLEASE SHARE LADIES AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW…
IF YOUR COUNTRY IS NOT REFERENCED ABOVE, PLEASE CONSIDER CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL SERVICES TO ASK WHICH SYSTEM, IF ANY, THEY HAVE IN PLACE. LET US KNOW AND WE WILL UPDATE AND SHARE.