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First Aid information and tips ... Health and Safety Information and Programs

  • Bee Swarms and Attacks
    Bees must be taken seriously. Stings can be life threatening. If you or a family member have been stung, immediately contact Poison Control at 602-253-3334 to determine whether the sting can be managed at home or needs medical attention. Parents, take a moment to tell your children what to do if there are bees in the area. Do not try to remove the bees yourself, and do not call 9-1-1 unless the bees are attacking and someone is in a life-threatening situation. Contact a bee removal expert for swarm and hive removal or relocation. More ...
         
  • Bites & Stings
    1-800-222-1222
    The Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center serves the citizens of Arizona by providing accessible emergency treatment advice, referral assistance and comprehensive information on poisons and toxins from bites and stings. Scorpions, Black Widow spiders, ants, bees, wasps and snakes are just some of the venomous creatures in Arizona that can bite or sting you. These creatures prefer to avoid human contact, but when provoked can attack. 
       
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Training 
    CPR is an emergency medical procedure for a victim of cardiac arrest or, in some circumstances, respiratory arrest. The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department offers classes in CPR on the third Saturday of every month. The training provided is the American Heart Association "Heartsaver" class and includes training in adult, child, and infant CPR. Certification cards will be issued upon completion of the training. Minimum age for the CPR class is 14. The cost is $30 per person. You may elect to take the First Aid class (below) on the same day for an additional $10. The class fees must be paid in advance, and they will only be taught if a minimum of four people register. Registration closes one week before the scheduled class. View the CPR Class Calendar and call 480-782-2113 to register for a class.
      * Read more about "Hands-Only" CPR here.
      * Read more about the American Heart Association’s 
         Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Programs
      * Would you know how to help? Use the Save-A-Life Simulator.
      *  Lend A Hand! Hands Only CPR  Streaming Video
          Watch this video and learn what to do when someone needs CPR. 
       
  • First Aid Training
    The Chandler Fire, Health & Medical Department offers a basic first aid course on the third Saturday of every month, but is only taught in conjunction with the CPR training above. The cost for both classes is $40, which must be paid in advance. The classes will only be taught if a minimum of four people register. Registration closes one week before the scheduled class. The course is taught by a Chandler Firefighter. Certification cards will be issued upon completion of the training. Minimum age for the First Aid class is 14. View the First Aid Training Class Calendar and call 480-782-2113
  • to register for a class.
       
  • Poisoning
    1-800-222-1222
    The Arizona Poison & Drug Information Center serves the citizens of Arizona by providing accessible poison and medication-related emergency treatment advice, referral assistance and comprehensive information on poisons and toxins, poison prevention and the safe and proper use of medications. 
        
  • Vial of Life Program
    The Vial of Life program is designed to notify emergency personnel of vital medical information. In the case where communication is not possible or is difficult, the information from the Vial of Life may be critical in assisting the Chandler Fire Department Paramedics with your medical treatment.
    Vial of Life Form
       

Scorpions Sting

 

 

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Infectious Diseases & Immunizations

 
  • Seasonal Flu 
    Seasonal flu is a common illness that occurs every year, usually in the winter. One of the best ways to get ready is to become knowledgeable of what risks you and your family may face.
       
  • Immunizations for Children & Adults 
    Chandler Regional Medical Center’s Community Outreach Immunization Program, in collaboration with Arizona’s Vaccine for Children Program, sponsors free immunization clinics for children, as well as low-cost immunizations for adults. The dates and locations of these clinics can be located on www.mcchip.org, or you may call the Children Vaccine Hotline at 480-728-3777 or the Adult Vaccine Hotline at 480-728-2004.
       
  • Maricopa County Department of Public Health
    The MCDPH is committed to making the Valley a healthier place to live for the nearly 4 million residents of Maricopa County. The Public Health department offers more than 30 programs and services that protect and promote the health of county residents.
       
 

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