Apr 02 2019 01:35 PM
If you're going to be making actual calls to emergency numbers for testing and/or validation purposes, then I'd suggest calling the non-emergency number for your locale first. You can ascertain what, if any, specific requirements the PSAP has for those tasks and then work accordingly. More often than not you're simply validating that a) the call completed and b) that the dispatcher sees the correct address information based off the caller-ID (PS-ANI). Most PSAPs will be accommodating if you call one or twice for verification purposes, but I have seen in the past where others have been rather...difficult and annoyed and confrontational in taking continuous calls from the same organization. There's no one size fits all unfortunately and it really does vary from city/state to city/sate.