The following public service announcements are provided for your information but do not take the place of a first aid course taught by a qualified instructor. Know what to do. Get trained.
YOU CAN’T HELP IF YOU ARE HURT
BE CERTAIN the scene of an accident is safe before you enter. Don’t allow yourself or others to become victims.
BE AWARE of anything which could cause further injury. If possible, remove the source of danger:
- Fire – put out the fire
- Electricity – turn off or remove exposed sources of electricity
- Traffic – warn oncoming traffic
- Smoke, Water, or Poison Gas – remove patient from smoke, water, or poison gas.
Do not move patient unless necessary to save his or her life or to prevent further injury.
LFFPD encourages you to learn the correct first aid/CPR procedures and techniques associated with the emergency situations identified in this section.
Call the Emergency Number 911
In California, call the emergency number 9-1-1 for police, fire, and ambulance.
Record and be familiar with emergency numbers you might need outside the state (when visiting friends, at the cottage or boat, etc…). Have the following information near the phone:
Emergency help, give this information:
- Which emergency service do you require – police, fire or ambulance
911 will answer first:
- The type of emergency
- The address or location and main intersection
- The telephone number you are calling from
- Your name
For requests of medical aid (ambulance / paramedics), please have the door unlocked, front porch light on, animals placed in a separate room, and a list of medications, allergies, and medical history ready and available for the paramedics.