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Calling 911

March 19, 2008

Ever wondered what you’re supposed to do if you find
yourself at the scene of an accident after 911 has already been alerted?


Call 911 Back!  Regardless of whether 911 have already been called by  someone else, the person at the scene with the victim must also stay on the  phone with the 911 operator.

You need to communicate the victim’s status to the operator  and describe, in detail, exactly what you see.

The 911 operator is fully equipped to advise you on what to  do. The operator will talk you through how to administer CPR and, if necessary,  how to check for a pulse, stop bleeding, etc.

The operator will also assess the situation and inform you  if you may be in danger as a result of the accident, i.e., carbon monoxide  poisoning.

Furthermore, if the ambulance has difficulty finding your  location, it’s important to stay on the line with the operator should he need  further help with directions.