LOL, I should tell her that. Does she have a point though, if I dial 911 from my house does it go the local dispatcher or does it go somewhere else??
It depends on the type of phone you have and where you are at... most 911 systems now automatically report the telephone number and location of 911 calls made from wireline phones (it's called Enhanced 911 or E911).
Not all phones have it, but almost all the newer phones I looked yesterday seemed to be able to do it (with GPS in the phone too).
Also, you can pay a nominal fee and have "9-1-1 Only" service from some of the phone companies... I'm not sure if Qwest does this here in MN, but you could check into that if it was the only thing stopping you.