Emergency Number Day

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Emergency Number Day in USA in 2024
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Dates of Emergency Number Day
2025 USA Thursday, September 11thEmergency Number Day
2024 USA Wednesday, September 11thEmergency Number Day
2023 USA Monday, September 11thEmergency Number Day
2022 USA Sunday, September 11thEmergency Number Day
2021 USA Saturday, September 11thEmergency Number Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of Emergency Number Day.

In 1987, the US Congress, by Public Law 99 - 448, designated September 11th, as "9 - 1 - 1 Emergency Number Day'' and has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation in observance of this occasion.

The three-digit telephone number "9-1-1" has been designated as the "Universal Emergency Number," for citizens throughout the United States to request emergency assistance. It is intended as a nationwide telephone number and gives the public fast and easy access to a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).

In the United States, the first catalyst for a nationwide emergency telephone number was in 1957, when the National Association of Fire Chiefs recommended the use of a single number for reporting fires.

In 1967, the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice recommended that a "single number should be established" nationwide for reporting emergency situations. The use of different telephone numbers for each type of emergency was determined to be contrary to the purpose of a single, universal number.

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