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I am having a heart attack, how do I cal 911 ?

I think I am having a heart attack, how do I cal 911 ?
Sat, 12 Dec 2009
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by picking up the phone and dial 9-1-1 then someone comes on and say hello how may i help you or something like that and u say i am havign a hear atttack then they ask for you address then you give it to them and then an ambulance comes and saves you life.
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