Assist 911 Telecommunicators

If you plan to use your local EMS for treatment and transport of patients who are exhibiting and flu like symptoms, please give the 911 operator detailed information about the symptoms the patient is exhibiting. Also, if the patient has recently traveled outside of the United States, that information is vital. Additionally, upon arrival of EMS personnel, please repeat that same information. I am sure everyone can understand how important it is for us to keep our EMS responders healthy. We will take all necessary precautions, however, the more information we have about the patient, the better.