It is common for 9-1-1 centers to have bilingual
9-1-1 call takers and dispatchers; however if there is not one
available, the 9-1-1 call taker can add on an interpreter through
the use of a language line service, which offers translations
in more than 140 languages.
A non-English speaking caller may hear a short conversation
in English and some clicking sounds as an interpreter is added
to the 9-1-1 call.