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Monday, 27 February 2012 22:10

Calling 911: Emergency Phone number

Safe Living

One of the most important responsibilities of local law enforcement agencies is to keep the cities safe. What is safety? Safety should not be interpreted in the narrow terms of keeping a city free of crime and lawlessness. Safety also means that citizens should feel safe in their homes and must have access to emergency services in distress. This distress can be caused by physical, mental, environmental, and social factors. In simple terms, everyone must have access to a hotline number for various emergency services (police, ambulance, doctors, fire department, animal care, etc).

Call 911 for emergency services

In North America, you can call 911 to get to emergency services. Usually the operator picks up the phone and says 911. Please state the nature of your emergency. You must quickly state why you are calling and give as much information as possible. This enables the operator to take the right action within a few seconds.

What are the different types of crime?

If you are in trouble the local agencies are there to help. United States, for that matter has a very good system of responding to an emergency. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) the crime rate in United States is determined by the violent crime index and the property crime index (please see figure below).

In addition to violent and property crimes, you can also call 911 if you need urgent medical help and are in a life-threatening situation. The operator will immediately ask the nature of your medical emergency and send an ambulance and medics to your location.

What happens when I call 911?

This is what happens when you call 911. If you are facing a very difficult situation like fire in the house, break-in, kidnapping, or other event where you only have few seconds to contact the emergency services, try to use the landline otherwise call from your mobile phone. The advantage of calling from a landline is that you will not have to communicate your location to the PSAP (Public Safety Answering Point). Addresses linked to landlines flash on their screens very quickly.

Ensure your own safety

  • Research suggests that there is more crime in the economically disadvantaged areas. Study the area where you intend to rent/purchase a home before moving to the United States. Move to an area that is safe for your family and has a lower crime rate.
  • Be vigilant about your surroundings. Make mental notes of suspicious persons or vehicles and then call 911.
  • Be careful in making calls for emergency services and make sure that you do not hang up even if you dial the number by mistake. If you hang up on the operator, you will get a call within a few seconds and the operator will ask if you are all right.
  • India has a country code +91. Often people making calls to New Delhi via a VoIP (with area code 011/11) make a mistake of calling 911. Please do not make this mistake. The time the operator spends on ensuring that you are safe can be spent on another caller actually in distress!
The goal of emergency services is to direct the right resources at the right place and at the right time to a caller who is in trouble. You can call the emergency number if you are in a situation where you need immediate help. **If you are calling from a GPS enabled mobile phone your location may flash on the operators screen. However, it is best to tell your location to the operator as this tracking system is not full proof yet.
Last Updated on Friday, 06 July 2012 13:48
American Lingo PDF Print E-mail
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American Lingo

Learning American English

Are you new to the country on the H1Visa? Indians study and practice British English. There is a lot of difference in American English and the English that Indians speak. You will notice differences in written and spoken English. The following list is compiled to familiarize you with commonly used American English and British English words and phrases.

General Words Food Related Words
Indian Words American Words Indian Words American Words
Chemist/ Medical store Drugstore/ pharmacy Cold drink Soda
Good name First name Soda Club Soda
Family name/ Surname Last name Curd Yogurt
Fagging Smoking Filter coffee Brewed coffee
Pram Stroller Nescafe Instant coffee
Two-in-One Boom box Milk powder Cream
Transistor Radio Corn Flour Corn Starch
Cell Battery Toffee Candy
Torch Flashlight Biscuit Cookies
Rubber Eraser Finger chips French fries
Fag/cigarette Smoke Groundnuts Peanuts
Condom Rubber Brown bread Wheat bread
Photograph/ snap Picture Jelly Gelatin
Drawing pins Push pins Grill Broil
Gum Glue Jug Pitcher
Goggles Sunglasses Bill Check
STD/ Trunk call Long distance call Cup Mug
Current Electricity Tongue Cleaner Tongue Scraper
Rs. 10 Note $10 Bill Drinks without ice Drinks with no ice
Posting letter Mailing letter Tinned food Canned food
Fainted Passed out Mixie Mixer/Blender
Vomit / puke Throw up

Education Related Words

Telephone Directory Phone book Indian Words American Words
Engage Tone Busy Tone College/ university School
Cross Connection Noise School High school
Cinema/ Talkies Movie theater 1st class/ standard 1st grade
Picture Movie Bunking classes Skip classes
Football Soccer Invigilator Proctor
Rugby Football Canteen Cafeteria
Beggar Panhandler Z (Alphabet) Zee (pronounced)
Dustbin Trash can Passed out Graduated
Waste Trash Mathematics Math
Pin Code Zip Code Full Stop Period
Queue Line

Clothing Related Words

Tyre punctures Flat Tire Indian Words American Words
Hotel Restaurant Gallus Suspenders
Town Side Down Town Petticoat Slip
Shopping Complex Mall Tights Pantyhose

Housing Related Words

Vest Under shirt
Indian Words American Words Waistcoat Vest
Flat Apartment Swimming costume Swim suit
Bathroom Washroom

Vegetables Related Words

Toilet/ Loo Restroom Indian Words American Words
Lift Elevator Brinjal Eggplant
Garden Yard Lady fingers Okra
Center Table Coffee Table Coriander Cilantro
Drawing Room Living Room Capsicum Bell Pepper

Driving Related Words

Generally used words

Indian Words American Words American Words Indian Meaning
Petrol Pump Gas station Airhead a stupid person
Petrol Gas Con Cheat
Diesel Fuel Cop Policeman
Dickey of car Trunk of car Kicks Enjoyment
Bonnet of car Hood of car Neat Good
Footpath/Pavement Sidewalk Later Bye
Horn Honk Straight Honest
Zebra Crossing Pedestrian Crosswalk Wheels Car
Crossroad 4-Way road Dynamite Powerful
Tram Streetcar On the rocks Drinks with ice
Motorcycle Motor bike Buck Money
Cycle Bike Blown away Greatly impressed
Highways Freeways Cut the crap Get to the point
Taking lift Getting ride Face-off Confront
Lorry Truck Mellow out Calm down
Punctures Flat tire Hang loose Relax
Crossroad Cross street Hit the sack Go to bed
Stepeny Spare Tyre Chill Calm down
Last Updated on Monday, 16 July 2012 11:29
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