• Stay calm and call 911. Show More

    Stay calm. The first and best thing you can do is to remain calm. Call 911.If someone else is with you, who is not injured, ask that person to call 911.

    If you can, have the following information available:

    • The address or location of the injured person
    • A call back number
    • A brief description of the injuries or illness
    • The number of people injured

    If the person is injured in a car accident and there is no immediate danger, such as fire, do not move them. Unnecessary movement can cause additional injuries. If the injured person is not breathing, the 911 Operator can walk you through CPR instructions over the phone. Do not hang up until the dispatcher ends the conversation.

  • 1 CPR: Hands-Only Works. Show More

    According to The American Heart Association (AHA), mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is no longer necessary on those having a heart attack. Instead, anyone can and should perform “Hands-Only CPR” in the event that someone collapses. The AHA recommends following these two simple steps for performing Hands-Only CPR:

    1. Call 911.
    2. Use straight arms to push hard and fast at the center of the chest.

    Hands-Only CPR has been shown to more than double the chances of survival for an adult who has collapsed from cardiac arrest.