To report an emergency: Police, Fire or Medical, dial 911
WHEN CALLING FOR HELP...
Identify yourself. Be sure the dispatcher knows exactly where the emergency is and the phone number you are calling from. If calling from an apartment or condo, be sure to include the unit number.
Explain briefly the nature of the emergency. Is the patient conscious? Breathing? Bleeding? What caused the injury? How many people are ill or injured? Is there a danger of further injury (fire, smoke, electricity)?
UNTIL HELP ARRIVES…
Remain calm. If possible, someone should stay with the patient.
Talk and reassure the patient.
Unless absolutely necessary (imminent danger to the welfare of the patient) DO NOT attempt to move the patient.
If available, assign someone to meet the ambulance at the street. Turn your outside lights on.
Is your house number marked visibly from the street? Is your front door unlocked?
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