When to Call Your Local Emergency Number

In an emergency, a water watcher should call for their local emergency number ANYTIME a life-threatening condition arises (9).  Life threatening conditions include but not limited to:

  • Someone who is unconscious
  • Gasping for air or not breathing
  • Experiencing an allergic reaction
  • Having chest pain
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Becomes suddenly ill
  • Head, neck and back (spinal cord) injuries
  • Drowning or near-drowning


  • Emergency phone numbers and physical address should be listed next to every phone in your facility.
  • Every phone should have a script of what to say to an emergency medical dispatcher in case 911 is called.