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Kids Learn Why Calling 9-1-1 is Important

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RICHLAND, Wash.--Benton County Emergency Services offered its annual tour of their facility today.

Guests were able to see the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and 9-1-1 dispatch center.

Kids also had the chance to practice making 9-1-1 calls.

Once they dialed, a recorded 9-1-1 operator would ask them a series of questions like "what is your emergency and address?

"Calling 9-1-1 is so important because they can solve your problems," says Camden Nelson. Then you won't have to worry about calling different stations and cities and they can't solve your problems."

Emergency services staff say the 9-1-1 exercise helps kids remember their address. It also prepares them to react if and when there is an emergency.