To be sure, dial 9-1-1

Social-media posts recommending 1-1-2 in emergencies is off base

Apparently certain posts have been appearing on social media advising people that by dialing 1-1-2 rather than 9-1-1 in certain emergencies, they’ll get a better response. The Chico Police Department wants you to know that this is bad advice. According to Butte County 9-1-1 Coordinator Cheri Rockwell, 1-1-2 is the European emergency number. It may work on certain devices and wireless networks, but the only way to be sure your call for emergency assistance gets through is to dial 9-1-1.