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When should you call 9-1-1?

When should you call 9-1-1?

Campbell County Health Emergency Medical Services wants to you remember: when in doubt, dial 911 for help!

At the time of an accident or illness, it can be challenging to decide if calling for an ambulance is necessary. Use this handy infographic, created by the American Ambulance Association, to help you make the right decision!

Download the American Ambulance Association When to call an ambulance graphic.

When to Call an Ambulance Infographic by the American Ambulance Association.

Call when you can, text when you can't

Text-to-911 service is now available in Gillette and Campbell County, Wyoming.

This does not replace calling 911, it is an added service. Calling 911 is preferable to texting, but texting can be used:

  • If you are deaf or hard of hearing
  • If you are unable to speak into the phone
  • If your safety will be compromised by speaking out loud
  • If your cell phone signal is low
  • If you have difficulty communicating in English.

How to use it:

  • Enter 911 in the “To” field
  • Enter brief details of the situation, including the location (they won’t automatically know where you are)
  • Push send
  • Answer the dispatcher’s questions.

Remember: Just like calling 911, text to 911 is for emergency use only.

Should you call Uber or 9-1-1?

Have you been reading stories in the news or seeing Facebook posts recommending that patients travel by Uber or Lyft instead of using an ambulance to get to a hospital when they are not feeling well?

Campbell County Health Emergency Medical Services wants to help make you understand the differences in using rideshare services versus calling 9-1-1 when you're sick or injured.

Check out his video, put together by the American Ambulance Association, to learn a little more about how mobile healthcare cares for patients.

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.

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