In Case of Emergency
Use this guide to learn how to handle emergency situations on campus
In case of medical emergencies it is essential to remain calm and to protect yourself. Before you enter a scene ensure it is safe from risk of fire, electricity, traffic, smoke, water, poisonous gases, etc. Your personal safety takes precedence!
Be sure to call 911, notify EMRG or Campus Police, or call the emergency number at 416-287-7333 as soon as possible.
When calling 911 or the emergency number be sure to notify the dispatchers about:
- Which Emergency service you require (i.e. Police, EMS, or Fire)
- The nature of the emergency
- The address or location and main intersection
- The telephone number you are calling from
- Your name
Do not move the victim unless necessary to save his or her life or to prevent further injury.
What is a police emergency?
Some examples of what constitutes as a police emergency are:
What is a fire emergency?
Some examples of what constitutes as a fire emergency are:
What to do?
Be sure to state the area you are calling from and give the address when calling 911
Prevention - Learn to reduce the risk
Symptoms - Watch for these signs
Note that a conscious heart attack patient can usually speak with you
Bleeding & Shock
Shock is a serious, often life-threatening medical condition where insufficient blood flow reaches the body tissues
Apply direct pressure to the wound - in case of impaled objects apply pressure in areas surrounding the wound
Remember the acronym R-E-D:
What do I do in a case of poisoning?
Unless you are certain of the poison and know the correct treatment DO NOT induce vomiting
Call the poison control immediately at:
Toll Free: 1-800-268-9017
If there are any signs of distress call 911
What do I do in case of an ambulance emergency?
Be prepared to answer questions relating to the victim's level of:
What do I do if I come across someone unconscious?
LOOK, LISTEN AND FEEL FOR BREATHING
If patient is not breathing, give mouth to mouth resuscitation (one breath every 5 seconds)
If patient is breathing place him or her in the recovery position to prevent choking
If the patient is coughing or can speak - DO NOTHING
IF UNSUCCESSFUL - REPEAT
Children & Adults
If the patient cannot breath or speak to you TAKE ACTION:
Seizures & Stroke
Care for seizures
Signs & Symptoms:
Recognize signs and CALL 911
Burns & Breaks
Care for burns
Signs & Symptoms: