911 is important because it gives a way to have immediate assistance in an emergency, or report trouble that you can not handle. If someone is sick and needs to get to the hospital, 911 can send an ambulance to the person and take them to the hospital. The ambulance can get there much faster than anyone else! If your house is being broken into or someone is harmed by another person, 911 can come to help catch the burglar or abuser. Thank goodness for those three little numbers!