Washington State University
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

GENERAL WORKPLACE SAFETY
2.22
New 10-85
Reviewed 2-06
WSU Fire Marshal
335-8548
Emergency Number
911

Requesting an Ambulance

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AMBULANCE USE
An ambulance may be required to:
PROCEDURES
When an ambulance is required:

Remain calm, at least outwardly. An appearance of calmness by those administering care may be vitally important for a victim's survival. If possible, the victim should also be made to remain calm.

Immediately render appropriate first aid. If there are several individuals available, the most qualified individual renders first aid while others obtain help.

Before calling the ambulance, quickly and thoroughly appraise the situation in order to be able to relay as much information as possible.

Dial the emergency telephone number: 911.

A trained emergency communications operator (ECO) takes the call.
Send someone to meet the ambulance at the closest access point to the victim. This individual assists the ambulance crew in getting to the patient as soon as possible. He or she may be asked to help carry life-support equipment.