Identify a dangerous situation and get help
To know when a situation is dangerous and where to get help
Let's start with why this is important:
- understanding a dangerous situation means you can avoid it or get help before the situation gets worse
- knowing where to get help means you are going to be safer and keep your family, friends and work colleagues safe too
If someone needs medical attention you need call 000 and make sure you get help for them. Things will only be worse if someone ends up with serious or permanent injuries, or dies.
There are a number of situations where you may find yourself in an unsafe situation, it might be at home, at work, at a party. Below are a number of places you may feel unsafe and where you can get help if you feel that you are unsafe.
Having a party?
At least one week before your party happens make sure you register your party here: https://www.police.vic.gov.au/party-safe
Also make sure you control the number of people there and let your neighbours know. If they know about the party they are less likely to get annoyed about it.
Need to call 000
When you call:
- Your call is connected to the Emergency Call Service (ECS)
- ECS will answer, "Emergency - police fire or ambulance?" (If you're on a mobile you'll be asked for the city and state you're in)
- you should answer with the service/location you need, if you are unsure the operator will ask you more details about your emergency