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GREAT FALLS, Mont. - June is National Safety Month, and emergency dispatch centers around the state are encouraging families to talk to their kids about what they need to know if they ever have to call 9-1-1.

Every year in the in the United States an estimated 240 million calls are made to 9-1-1. And while they didn't seem to have a hard number, the emergency communications center told Montana Right Now they speak with kids several times a month, especially in the summer time.

Originally published on montanarightnow.com, part of the TownNews Content Exchange.

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