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Find Your Local Poison Center

This list offers local and certified poison centers located in the Unites States and its territories. You may also find your local poison center by calling 1-800-222-1222.

Review Date: November 13, 2012

American Association of Poison Control Centers

American Red Cross Chapters and Web Sites

Browse a list of American Red Cross chapters which offer Web sites or search for the chapter nearest you. The Red Cross gives health and safety training to the public and provides emergency social services to U.S. military members and their families.

Review Date: January 31, 2013

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

American Red Cross: Ways to Help

The American Red Cross helps people in emergency situations every day. Learn about donating blood, taking safety courses ,and volunteering to help your community.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

American Red Cross, National Headquarters

How To Use the 911 Emergency Telephone System

The 911 number may be accessed for free from any telephone when an emergency response is required. Learn when to call 911 and what to expect when you call the number.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

Healthy Roads Media

Introduction to the 9-1-1 Systems- (PDF)

This page provides the public with resources on understanding and using the 9-1-1 Emergency System. Learn when to call for help and what to expect when you dial 9-1-1.

Review Date: February 16, 2011

National Academies of Emergency Dispatch

LifeLine Pilots

LifeLine Pilots has been the transportation bridge for thousands of families in need. Find out if your situation meets the criteria for a LifeLine Pilots' mission.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Lifeline Pilots

National Patient Travel Center

Call 800-296-1217 for information about charitable, long-distance medical air transportation. Find assistance available to patients who are unable to afford commercial flights.

Review Date: April 29, 2011

Mercy Medical Airlift

Programs for Medical Transport

Learn about medical transportation charitable programs available to those who cannot afford commercial long-distance transportation.

Review Date: April 29, 2011

Mercy Medical Airlift

Recognizing Medical Emergencies- (PDF)

A medical emergency is a sudden illness or injury that needs care right away. Learn to recognize the signs of medical emergencies so that you are able to reach help in time.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

Healthy Roads Media

Request a Flight - Miracle Flights for Kids™

Miracle Flights for Kids® helps fly children struggling with serious cancers and debilitating diseases to specialized medical treatment centers across the U.S. Call 1-800-FLY-1711 (1-800-359-1711) to learn more.

Review Date: February 13, 2013

Miracle Flights for Kids

Teaching Your Child How to Use 911

Teach your children how to use 911 in an emergency.

Review Date: March 24, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

What Happens in the Emergency Room?

Information written for children about what it is like have medical care in an emergency room (ER), including a description of the ER, the people they will see there, and what is likely to happen after an ER visit.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

The Nemours Foundation

When Should I Go to the Emergency Department?

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) offers this list of warning signs that indicate a medical emergency.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

American College of Emergency Physicians

When to Call 911

Learn when to call 911 and what information you need to give.

Review Date: March 24, 2012

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSA
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