Learn how to call 999 in an emergency – who to ring and what to tell them.
- Learn how to safely get help in an emergency, including calling 999
- Learn how to care for yourself and others
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How did the call make you feel?
When you call 999, what questions will the person on the phone ask you?
What might help you to stay calm when calling 999?
Now look through these photos to see what Beth does to help her friend Georgia when she accidentally cuts herself and is bleeding.
Georgia has cut herself with the craft knife and is bleeding. She presses on the bleed hard with a cloth.
Beth’s mum comforts Georgia. She helps Georgia to press hard on the spot that is bleeding until help arrives. Beth stays on the phone with the 999 call-handler until help arrives.
What to do if someone needs help in an emergency:
Someone is ill or injured and needs help from a doctor quickly.
Call 999 and ask for an ambulance.
Listen to the person on the phone and answer their questions as best as you can.
Use these resources to help children learn more about how to call 999 in an emergency.
Calling 999 - learn teaching activity
Calling 999 - learn PowerPoint
Calling 999- learn transcript
Use these resources to help children to practise making a 999 call and answer the questions.
Calling 999 - practise teaching activity
Calling 999 - practise roleplay cards