Medical Emergencies

If it is safe to do so, stay with the seriously injured person until help arrives. Do not move the person unless they are in a threatening situation. If the victim must be moved, move as a unit, always supporting the head and the neck. Do not bend or twist the victim’s body. Do not approach victims of electrocution or toxic exposure unless they clearly are away from the hazard.

Call ext. 2111 and/or 9-911. Be prepared to give the following information:

  • Where is the emergency?
  • What happened?
  • How many victims need help?
  • What is being done?
  • Give as much information about the victim(s) as you can provide.

Do not hang up until instructed to do so by the dispatcher (to avoid giving incomplete information).

Be aware of people in your area who are CPR trained, EMTs and/or first responders. For more information on first aid procedures, contact Health Services, ext. 1045. Community health issues will be coordinated by Health Services in conjunction with public health authorities.