• 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.