Medical Emergencies & Managing Injuries

To help a person in need of medical attention, start with these steps:

  • Check surrounding area for any dangers.
  • Call the Department of Public Safety at 911 or activate a blue light phone. Stay on the phone while the dispatchers assist you.

Victim with an Injury

  • Do not move the injured person unless there is danger of further harm.
  • If the injured person is bleeding, place a dry cloth on wound with gentle pressure.
  • Keep the injured person warm.

Unconscious Victim:

  • Check to see if person is responsive.
  • Check to see if person is breathing, including signs of coughing and rising chest.
  • Do not exceed your training or knowledge when attempting to render first aid.