If someone becomes ill or is injured and requires immediate assistance:

  1. Call 911 to obtain local emergency medical services.
  2. Unless you are trained or the victim is in an immediate life threatening situation, do not attempt to render any first aid before trained assistance arrives.
  3. Do not attempt to move a person who has fallen or appears to be in pain.
  4. Limit your communication with ill or injured person to quiet reassurances.
  5. After the person’s immediate needs have been taken care of, remain to assist the investigating officer or university fire safety officer with pertinent information about the incident.
  6. If the victim is a staff member, the victim’s supervisor should follow these procedures, available through the Office of Human Resources.