How do I call for help in an emergency?

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Calling for help in the event of an emergency is a critical part of first aid.

First Aid is the initial helping behaviours when someone is taken ill or injured before professional help arrives so it is crucial to get that help on its way.

In the event of an emergency dial 999 or 112, although there are other ways to get help if you need it.

Information you need to share:

  • Location – finding you is absolutely crucial so be clear about your location.
  • What is wrong – be specific and answer questions.
  • Stay on the line until they have all the information they need.

If you are unsure what to do they can talk you through how to cope in an emergency.