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Plan for any emergency resource

If you catch fire, you know to stop, drop, and roll. If a suspicious character knocks on your door, you know to call the police… but do you know where to go if someone gets seriously injured?

You never know when an emergency might happen. All you can do is be prepared for one. Here, you can find numerous resources and step-by-step instructions for a variety of incidents, from fire safety to what to do when someone around you has a heart attack. You can start by keeping this comprehensive list of Texas state hotlines readily available. These hotlines are available 24/7 and provide essential support and assistance during emergencies or crisis situations.

  • 911: This is the universal emergency services number in the United States. It connects you to police, fire, and medical assistance in any emergency situation.
  • Texas Poison Center Network: Call 1-800-222-1222 for poison-related emergencies. This hotline provides immediate assistance and guidance in case of poison exposure or ingestion.
  • Texas Child Abuse Hotline: If you suspect child abuse or neglect, you can call 1-800-252-5400 to report your concerns anonymously.
  • Texas Adult Protective Services Hotline: Call 1-800-252-5400 to report abuse, neglect, or exploitation of elderly or disabled adults.
  • Texas Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Dial 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) for confidential support and assistance if you or someone you know is in crisis or having suicidal thoughts.
  • Texas Human Trafficking Hotline: Call 1-888-373-7888 to report human trafficking or to seek help if you are a victim of trafficking.
  • Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Hotline: This hotline (1-800-252-5400) is for reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, adults, or individuals with disabilities.


What to do when someone near you is having a heart attack

  1. Call emergency services

  2. Check for symptoms, including chest discomfort, shortness of breath, and more

  3. Assist with medication

  4. Help with comfort

  5. Loosen tight clothing

  6. Monitor vital signs

  7. Do not leave them alone

  8. Follow emergency personnel's instructions

Remember, acting quickly and calmly can make a significant difference in the outcome for someone experiencing a heart attack.

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