AS DANGEROUS AS A CARDIAC ARREST
It's onset is not as quick as a cardiac arrest but you can die very quickly. We should all learn the signs of SEPSIS
DO WE GET GOOD MOBILE PHONE SIGNALS AT OUR CPAD LOCATIONS?
In tests carried out on 24/4/17 we found that all five locations have a mobile phone service from at least three networks. The three main networks are EE (also used by BT, Virgin and Plusnet), O2 (also used by Sky, Tesco and Giff Gaff) and Vodafone. The results showing signal strengths from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) are as follows:
Sutton Scotney - EE 2 / O2 4 / Vodafone 3
Wonston - EE 1 / O2 3 / Vodafone 3
Stoke Charity - EE 2 / O2 2 / Vodafone 2
Hunton - EE 1 / O2 2 / Vodafone 2
Norton - EE 2 / O2 5 / Vodafone 5
At this time we have not been able to test the 3 (Three) network. However, if your 3 phone is on 3G or 4G then it will connect to one of the other networks if it has no signal and you need to dial 999 or 112.
EMERGENCY CALLS BY TEXT MESSAGE?
If you have hearing loss or difficulty with speech and are unable to make a voicemail call to the emergency services (or if you want to cover all eventualities) then you can send a text (SMS) message to the emergency services - HOWEVER - you need to register, just once and it lasts indefinitely. DO IT NOW - don't wait for an emergency.
This service works across all UK mobile phone networks but cannot be used outside the UK.
Full details can be found here http://www.emergencysms.org.uk/files/3649_esms_6.pdf
IN AN EMERGENCY BUT TOO DANGEROUS TO SPEAK TO 999 OPERATOR?
Not many people are aware of the '55' Silent Solution protocol which has been operating for more than 10 years.
Here's what to do.
Dial 999 and when the operator asks which service you require either cough or tap the phone to signal that this is an emergency call. If you are too scared to do this then wait until the call is put through to an automated system and dial '55'. This will tell the emergency services that this is a genuine call and they will respond. Failing to cough, tap or dial '55' will probably mean that the call will be regarded as malicious and there will be no response.
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