Injury Prevention

Emergencies

  • Instruct the babysitter not to hesitate to call an ambulance or the police if she believes an injury is severe.
  • The babysitter should know how to contact the police or fire department if she suspects an intruder or a fire.
  • In case of a fire, instruct the babysitter to evacuate herself and all children first, then call the fire department from a neighbor’s home.
  • Point out emergency fire exits, chain and rope ladders, fire extinguishers and smoke alarms.
  • In case an ambulance is needed, let the babysitter know which hospital you prefer for your child.
  • Tell the babysitter where first-aid supplies are located.
Last Update
January 29, 2008
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Last Update
January 29, 2008
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