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EMS wants you to know the signs of a stroke

Did you know that stroke is the fifth highest cause of death in Wyoming? Campbell County Health Emergency Medical Services wants you to know that when it comes to stroke, it’s important to BE FAST:

  • B – BALANCE: Is the person suffering from a sudden loss of balance or coordination?
  • E – EYES: Do they have sudden double vision, or loss of vision in one or both eyes?
  • F – FACE: Is one side of their face drooping?
  • A – ARMS: Can they keep their arms up, or does one arm drift down?
  • S – SPEECH: Do they suddenly have difficulty speaking or is their speech slurred or strange?
  • T – TIME: If they have any one of these signs, it's time to call 9-1-1 immediately.

If you think you or someone else is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately and note the time when symptoms first appeared. Have an ambulance take you to the hospital.

Campbell County Health EMS wants to you remember: when in doubt, dial 911 for help! Learn more about EMS in Campbell County, Wyoming at www.cchwyo.org/ems.