What should you do when the awful and unfortunate happens? For example:
- Heart attack.
- Car accident.
- Criminal activity.
- Lost child.
- House on fire.
- An associate pastor leading a youth group backpack in an isolated mountain location tumbles down a snowy slope and breaks several bones.
Hurry! Call 9-1-1!
Yeah, you guessed it, #6 happened to yours truly. I busted my leg on a backpack in the 1980s. Several in my group returned to the trailhead—a six-mile slog—and found a phone. They, of course, called 9-1-1. Not long after, a helicopter plucked me from the wilderness and flew me to a hospital in Lake Tahoe.
If something bad happens, punch in 9-1-1. Except if you’re a hospice caregiver or patient: please don’t use those three life-saving numbers. Read More →by