In case of emergency, remember… 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.
Toronto Paramedic Services encourages you to learn the correct first aid/CPR procedures and techniques associated with the emergency situations identified in this document.
Call for help (In Toronto, the emergency number is 9-1-1 for police, fire, and ambulance.)
Record and be familiar with emergency numbers you might need outside the Toronto area (when visiting friends, at the cottage or boat, etc…). Have the following information 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
- your name.
Remember, when using a pay phone, emergency calls are free.