Always call 911 first, then (x2222) (from a campus phone) when needing assistance for a medical emergency. In accordance with established procedures of the City of Billings, County of Yellowstone 911 Communications Center, Billings Fire Department (BFD), and American Medical Response (AMR) personnel are designated first responders. In the event of a medical emergency the BFD and AMR are dispatched to the scene of the crisis. In situations where there is an unknown threat or a possibility of a threat Officer’s of the Billings Police Department are dispatched as well. On university property, the University Police are responders in this capacity.
All university employees are afforded an opportunity to obtain multi-media first aid, CPR/AED training and are encouraged to participate. If you are of those individuals trained and qualified you may engage in providing first aid. Until rescue personnel arrive, administer first aid in the building or, in the event of a complete evacuation, at a designated safe assembly area outside.
Ambulance response is provided by American Medical Response. AMR is a private ambulance service.
All University Police personnel are trained in beginner level of Multi-media First Aid and CPR.
- Call 911 immediately if there is evidence of serious injury. Provide the following
- Nature of medical emergency.
- Location of the emergency (address, building, room number).
- Your name and phone number from which you are calling.
- Do not move victim unless absolutely necessary.
- First Aid Kit (refer to the department emergency plan).
- Only personnel with proper hazardous protective equipment will render assistance to personnel exposed to hazardous materials. Normally this function will be the responsibility of the Billings Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team. Attempt first aid ONLY if trained and qualified. Always call 911, then (x2222).
- For minor emergency needs the University Police may transport persons to the local hospital of the parties choosing. This will be on a case-by-case basis according to the situation and according to the individual Officer’s discretion.