Tour of an ambulance
Greg Winter gives a tour of an A&E ambulance
Details of what to do if you need to call 999 in an emergency
Learning CPR and Using a Defibrillator
Due to the current coronavirus outbreak, there are several important changes to previously recommended steps to giving CPR . If you find someone unconscious follow these simple steps:
1. Shake and shout for help.
2. If the person is not breathing or not breathing normally call 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance. If possible ask someone for a public access defibrillator (PAD).
3. Do not put your face close to theirs. Use a towel or a piece of clothing and lay it over their mouth and nose.
4. Give chest compressions.
5. Continue until an ambulance arrives.
Video about using a public access defibrillator
Someone could be in danger or badly hurt, and the emergency services are unable to help them immediately because they have gone to the aid of the false call. Hoax calls can be traced and the caller, once identified, could be fined.
Norfolk Police have released this video, produced with the help of drama students from City Academy in Norwich, to show the serious consequences of hoax 999 calls.