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How to Call EMS

1. Dial 911

2. Give the dispatcher the necessary information. Answer any question he/she might ask.

Most dispatchers will ask-

*the location or address of the emergency

*the telephone number from which the call is being made (665-9919)

*the caller’s name

*What happened

*how many people are injured

*the condition of the victim

*what care is being given

3. Describe who will meet the arriving EMS personnel and where they will be met

4. Do not hang up until the dispatcher hangs up.

5. Return and report to the lifeguard who is caring for the victim.

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