I expect that someday I will need to call 911 for medical or police or rescue. If I were stateside, I could call and test the 911 system and explain that the call is for me to gain familiarity. I could do that here in Ecuador, but that would require a solid handle on Spanish, which I still do not adequately have for such an explanation, discussion, and understanding.
Rather than me having a real emergency and doing something wrong or assuming a translator/facilitator on the other end of the line will jump to my assistance 24/7, can anyone who has actually used the service please share with me any helpful hints to make my first and maybe my most important phone call to 911 effective?
Thank you in advance.