How To Deal With Emergencies
of a serious or life-threatening emergency requiring local
fire, police or emergency medical services:
(toll-free at a pay phone)
of life-threatening emergencies are:
difficulty/shortness of breath
If the emergency is NOT
life-threatening, do not call 911 - instead, drive or call a
taxi. A private ambulance can cost $500 or more.
In case of a possible spinal injury, do NOT move
the victim. Call 911 and wait for help
to arrive. The 911 dispatcher may ask you to administer CPR or the Heimlich
Maneuver in cases of stopped breathing or choking.
and calmly to the 911 operator. You will be asked to give your
name and location, plus information about the nature of the emergency,
like whether the victim is conscious and breathing.
cannot speak English, call 911 and say, "I cannot speak English",
then leave the phone line open. The operator will be able to pinpoint
your location through tracing your line.
to Administer First Aid For:
Strokes and seizures
>> Five Common Emergencies: What to Do
primer on 911: http://www.sosnet.com/safety/fire.safety/using.911.html
Do if you see a crime occurring:
set up a crime-reporting system: