Allegheny County Station 590

 

 

Committed to Our Residents and Visitors

Since 1976

Serving Jefferson Hills Borough

Serving Union Township (Washington County)

Serving Forward Township

Serving West Elizabeth Borough

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Emergency Provider
PA Turnpike
Mon / Fayette Expressway
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CPR Classes


 
Authorized Training Center for the American Heart Association. Click for course information.

Station 2400

Washington County
EMS Station 2400

When to Call 9-1-1

 

Make the Right call!

 

If it's potentially

LIFE-THREATENING or you're in doubt,

DON'T GUESS.... CALL 9-1-1

 

What Are Some Examples?

Know which symptoms to watch for. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians and other national organizations, the following are some of the warning signs of a medical emergency:

  • Difficulty breathing, shortness of breath

  • Chest or upper abdominal pain or pressure

  • Fainting or loss of consciousness

  • Unresponsiveness when talked to or touched

  • Drowning

  • Unexplained seizures or convulsions

  • Sudden dizziness, weakness, or change in vision

  • Mental change (such as confusion, unusual behavior, difficulty waking or speaking)

  • Unexplained severe headache

  • Sudden or intense pain

  • Bleeding that won't stop

  • Severe vaginal bleeding

  • Coughing up or vomiting blood

  • Suicidal or homicidal feelings

  • Choking

  • Severe burns

  • Allergic reaction

  • Trauma (injury)

  • Hypothermia or abnormally low body temperature

  • Heat stress or exhaustion

  • Motor vehicle accident injury

  • Industrial accident

  • Drug overdose or poisoning

  • Neck or back injury

What Is A True Medical Emergency?

 

When should you call 911? Ask yourself the following questions:
  • Is the victim's condition life or limb threatening?

  • Could the victim's condition worsen and become life or limb-threatening on the way to the hospital?

  • Could moving the victim cause further injury?

  • Does the victim need the skills or equipment of paramedics or emergency medical technicians?

  • Would distance or traffic conditions cause a delay in getting the victim to the hospital?

 

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