Why does the 9-1-1 call taker ask me all those questions?

The 9-1-1 call taker asks a series of questions to better determine the severity of the situation and how to best assist you. Answering the call takers question does not delay the response. 

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1. What is 9-1-1?
2. When should I call 9-1-1?
3. What should I do if I call 9-1-1 by accident?
4. How do I register for the cell phone Emergency Notification System (ENS)?
5. How does the 9-1-1 call taker know my address?
6. Why does the 9-1-1 call taker ask me all those questions?
7. How is 9-1-1 funded?