I live in a rural area as in cows farmland rural. Not big city with AAA 10 mins away. The closest AAA location is 40 mins away and calling a tow truck or locksmith in a RURAL area can be extended times. The fire department is about 2 miles from my house.
The boys didn't have jackets on and there is snow on the ground and its in the low 40s.
My neighbor was 1/4 mile from my house. I sprinted to their house and back because I am not going to leave the boys unattended while I google and arrange a tow truck. My neighbor is a retired police officer and guess what they think calling 911 was completely appropriate.
Common sense says call 911 and there isn't a doubt in my mind I made the appropriate responsible call. The fire fighters were all dads and amazingly polite. They are down home county boys who kindly invited us to come tour their fire house and for the boys to see the big fire truck. They are almost entirely volunteer and next week as a thank you I am taking a massive platter of cookies in appreciation as well as making a generous donation to their fund. At the end of the day we are ok and I'm incredibly grateful for their help today.