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An emergency is any situation that requires an immediate police, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property.


Emergencies happen. But whatever you do, try not to panic. When you stay calm, you make better decisions. And, if you take steps to prepare yourself for an emergency, staying calm will help you remember what to do.


Examples of Emergencies include:

  • Serious Injury Or Illness (E.G., Loss Of Consciousness, Difficulty Breathing, Severe Pain Or Bleeding)
  • Fire
  • Chemical Spill
  • Drowning
  • Fight
  • Assault Or Immediate Danger Of Assault
  • Crime In Progress
  • Situation Involving Weapons
  • Suicide Attempt


If you are uncertain whether a situation is an emergency or requires an ambulance or other medical intervention, do not hesitate to call 911 or 601-894-1658. In a non-emergency situation, we can advise you about whether, when, and where to seek assistance. We hope the information on this website will help guide you about what to do in specific kinds of emergencies. If you still have questions, please call us.


Get the facts about all types of emergencies that could affect you and your family. Learn about each threat and what steps to take to deal with it, because what you should do in an emergency really depends on what type of emergency it is.  You might have to stay inside your house, or evacuate your home. Either way, it’s important to have an emergency plan. Use the steps below to make sure you’re prepared for emergencies.


  • Make a plan
  • Stay connected
  • Be ready
  • Prepare your home


An emergency can happen at any time and in any place. Knowing the facts can help you be prepared for these emergencies and help you to stay safe.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 February 2011 11:17