The first thing to remember is to keep your home safe.
If you see a person who appears to be in distress, get your pets out of the house as soon as possible and get your home prepared.
If possible, call 911.
If the person is breathing, get them to a hospital emergency room.
If they are still breathing, they need to be stabilized.
If that is not possible, you can call your state health department for assistance.
Be sure to call 911 if you can’t get your pet to a veterinarian.
If you are in the middle of an emergency, stay inside or out of your home.
Get out of doors.
If your pet is unresponsive or unable to get up, go to a vet immediately.
If the pet is breathing or has an oxygen mask, get that person to the nearest emergency room or hospital.
If your dog is uncooperative or refuses to stay inside, get it to a shelter immediately.
The Humane Society of the United States has a page for pet owners on how to deal safely with an animal who refuses to go home.
If there is a medical emergency, get the person out of bed as soon after being released as possible.
Make sure they are wearing a breathing mask.
If a veterinarian or emergency room is available, ask them to administer CPR.
If no emergency is in the immediate area, call your local emergency number.
The last thing to do is to stay calm.
You may be in a state of shock, panic, or shock.
If someone starts screaming, call the police.
If an ambulance is needed, get there.
Call 911 if the ambulance is in your neighborhood.
You can also call the Texas Department of Public Safety hotline at (800) 542-3400.
If it is an emergency or a hostage situation, you may have to use a phone to call police.