What to do in an emergency?

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  •  Having a list of emergency phone numbers handy can save precious time when it

        Counts most.

  • If you have difficulty speaking, have a friend record a message, giving your name and address that you can use in the event of an emergency. Keep the tape in a

Recorder next to your phone.

  • Wherever 9-1-1 is available, the address and phone number of the registered phone

      Line will be displayed in most cases. This means even if the caller is unable to


  • For the quickest response from emergency teams, follow the Procedures


  1. Don’t panic. Assess the situation.
  2. Determine the type of emergency.
  3. Dial 9-1-1 or appropriate emergency number.
  4. Give the following information/answer to the dispatcher’s questions clearly and


1. Type of emergency.

2. What help is needed.

3. Exact address with cross-street.

4. Telephone number.

5. How many people require help.

6. What treatment is being administered.

e)   Don’t hang up until told to do so by the dispatcher.