Sometime a person is too drunk or high to know they need an ambulance or emergency squad.
Sometimes they’re disoriented from their medical condition and they’re fighting you on calling for help.
Here’s the phrase that will frequently let you call 911 without antagonizing the person…
”Let’s call the squad. You might as well get checked out. Let’s find out what’s wrong. You can always refuse transport.”
If the person is concerned about cops or maybe just doesn’t want to risk spending a night in the hospital, letting them know they can ”refuse transport” makes them feel like they are in control of the situation.
Of course if they really NEED to go to the hospital, the emergency workers (first responders) will take over and you’re off the hook.
Who do you know who would benefit from learning this tip? Pass it on!