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Emergency Numbers You Need to Remember

In an emergency situation, 911 may not be the only telephone number you need to know. While that number will get the job done most of the time, as can a contact for San Jose security, there are a few other numbers you should memorize or keep handy in case you need them in a hurry.

Poison Control

Calling 1-800-222-1222 will put you in touch with your local poison control center. Trained staff there can tell you what to do if someone has ingested, inhaled, or otherwise been exposed to a poisonous substance. This number can be as helpful as 911 in certain situations but isn’t as well known.

Social Services

Struggling families and children in need of assistance can dial 211 from any landline in most places and be connected immediately with social services. The Social Services Department in your area offers a wide range of assistance, including information about food stamps, evacuation instructions during emergencies, and help finding senior care or health insurance.

The Red Cross

The Red Cross helps those who have been suddenly displaced by fires, floods, and other disasters. If you need emergency shelter, food, or other care, call them at 1-800-RED-CROSS for help.

Health Insurance

You never know when you might need to get medical attention in a hurry or when far from home. While you should always call 911 first during a true medical emergency, having your health insurance information at the ready can be a big help.

Car Insurance

No one ever plans an automobile accident, so having your insurance carrier’s number in your cell phone or tucked in your glove box can help you get assistance immediately after a car accident if needed. Some agencies even allow you to text them photos directly from the scene of an accident.

Though our primary focus is on providing highly trained security guards for commercial purposes, your personal safety is still a major concern. If you have questions about residential security services, call ADS Guards at 1-800-794-1550 to discuss your security options and get a free quote.