Plan ahead for injuries and emergencies.
Learn when to call 911.
Call 911 when you need help right away. Call 911 if someone is seriously hurt, stops breathing, or if there is a fire. Don’t call 911 for problems like a flat tire.
Learn what to do when someone is choking.
When someone is choking on food or a small object, it’s important to act right away. You can stand behind the person who is choking and press your fist against the person’s stomach to force out whatever is causing that person to choke. This is called the Heimlich (“HIME-lik”) maneuver.
Take a first aid and CPR class.
Taking a class can teach you how to give first aid and CPR correctly. This training will help you respond quickly and safely in emergencies.
Find a first aid and CPR class in your community.
Keep a first aid kit in your house and your car.
A first aid kit has the things you need to treat someone who is hurt. It includes supplies like bandages, tape, and scissors. It’s a good idea to have one kit for the house and one for the car.
Make sure each first aid kit has directions on how to treat basic injuries and when to get more help. After you use your kit, remember to replace the supplies.
Use this list to check the supplies in your first aid kits.