Tips for Children

  • Know how and when to call Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
  • Remember that EMS call takers and dispatchers are specially trained to help you. Answer their questions.
  • Ask an emergency dispatcher to explain a question if you don’t understand what they want to know. Don’t just guess at an answer. 
  • Know the phone number of a responsible adult you can call in an emergency. Call that adult after calling EMS.
  • Tell an adult right away if someone is hurt (even if you are afraid you may be blamed!)
Play It Safe So You Won’t Need To Call EMS

  • Tell an adult if you see matches or lighters. Never play with matches.
  • Wear a helmet and pads when riding a bike, skateboarding, or roller blading. 
  • Stop, look, and listen before you cross the street.
  • Leave unfamiliar animals alone.