Be certain the scene of an accident or the emergency is safe before you enter. Don't allow yourself or others to become victims too.
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 the patient unless it is necessary to save his or her life or to prevent further injury.
The CPR Instructor’s Network encourages you to learn the correct first aid/CPR procedures and techniques associated with common emergency. Please contact us for more information regarding or courses, lectures, and demonstrations.
Call the Emergency Numbers in your neighbourhood.
In Montreal and most North American communities, the emergency number is
for police, fire, and ambulance.
Record and be familiar with emergency numbers you might need when visiting friends, at the cottage or boat, etc.... Have the following contact information readily available near the phone:
After dialing 911, be prepared to give the following information:
which emergency service do you require: police, fire or ambulance?
the address or location and main intersection
the telephone number you are calling from
the type of emergency
Remember, when using a pay phone or your cell phone, emergency calls are free.