By Steve Mahaley
The last issue of TIP (October 17, 2003) contained an article that
provided guidelines on when to call 9-911, and generated questions that
are addressed below.
The 9-911 Service is Here for You
If you ever have any doubt about whether there is an emergency, call
9-911. The operators are trained to recognize what is and is not an
emergency. If you can safely move and only have a minor injury, go to SLAC
Medical (A&E, Bldg. 41) for treatment (open Monday through Friday, 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). If the injury is severe or prevents the victim from
moving, call 9-911 immediately. The fire station on site is available
24-hours a day.
9-911 is for Emergency Services
For any situation requiring emergency services, whether it is for
ambulance, fire or police service, you do not need to know which service
is appropriate. The 911 operator will know once you explain the situation.
Remember—if there is ever any doubt as to the nature of your situation,
do not hesitate to call 9-911.
For more information, contact
Steve Mahaley, Emergency Management Coordinator (Ext. 2095).