ThinkFirst Trauma Prevention Tips

Safety belts save lives.

Buckle up every time you're in car, no matter where you sit.

Wear proper sports gear.

Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard or ATV.

"Feet First, First Time"

Carefully walk into water to check for depth and objects before jumping or diving.

Think first!

Use you mind to protect your body.

What to Do

If you suspect someone has a brain or spinal cord injury...

  • Call an ambulance
  • Leave the victim in the car unless there is obvious danger of fire
  • Keep the victim's head in the same position
  • Leave the victim's helmet on his or her head
  • Leave the victim in water; allow the person to float face up in a shallow area

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