Always dial 911 for a medical emergency if any of the following conditions apply to you or another person in distress.
- Suspected cardiopulmonary arrest
- Unconscious or Unresponsive
- Choking or compensated breathing
- Chest Pain / abdominal pain
- Diabetic emergency
- Altered mental state/behavioral emergencies
- Severe Allergic Reactions (anaphylaxis)
- Poisoning or Overdose
- Imminent Childbirth
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Traumatic Injuries/sports injuries
- Suspected Stroke/CVA/Migraine
- Hypothermia/Hyperthermia/Environmental Emergencies
Remember, when in doubt, always err on the side of caution and call 911.
Is Your House Numbered?
To aide emergency personnel, make sure your house numbers are:
- Reflective or contrasted against their background.
- Large enough to been seen from the street.
- Placed near the front door or mailbox or both.
Most people know to call 9-1-1 in an emergency. Few people know what to expect and what to do once the dispatcher answers the phone.
When calling 9-1-1 for a police, fire or medical emergency follow these simple tips to to ensure help is sent to the correct location as quickly as possible.
- Stay calm.
- Speak clearly and slowly.
- Provide your location. You may also be asked to repeat it for verification. An accurate location is essential to receiving the service you need.
- Provide your phone number. This will allow the dispatcher to call you back in the event you are disconnected, or if they need additional information.
- Answer any additional questions.
- Follow directions and complete tasks as asked.
- Stay on the phone until the dispatcher say it is OK to hang up.