Medical and First Aid

First Call The Tiffin Fire Department EMS
Designated Emergency Response Number: 911 (9-911 from a campus phone)
Second contact: Security
Designated Emergency Response Number: 419-448-2211

  1. If a serious injury or illness occurs on campus, immediately call 911 (9-911 from a campus phone) for EMS. Give your name, describe the nature and severity of the medical problem, and provide the campus location of the victim. Do not hang up until released by the emergency operator. Call campus Security at the designated emergency response number to inform them of the emergency and inform them that the EMS has been notified. If conscious and oriented, the individual has the right and responsibility to determine his/her own health care needs and the response to those needs. Under such circumstances, College staff should refrain from recommending specific health care vendors. In circumstances involving a person who is unconscious and/or not oriented, calling the Fire Department and campus Security is the appropriate response.
  2. Keep the victim still and comfortable until help arrives. Do not move the victim.
  3. In case of a minor injury or illness, students may go to Stoner Health Center or have a trained person provide appropriate first aid.
  4. First-aid and CPR training is available through various resources within the community, primarily the Seneca County chapter of the American Red Cross. Individuals not certified in first-aid and CPR should not administer first-aid and CPR, but should wait for help to arrive.
  5. Persons with serious or unusual medical problems should be encouraged to notify their supervisors or instructors of the medical problem and the standard emergency treatment related to that problem.
  6. Notify the Director of Health and Counseling Services who will in turn instruct the Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment (if the victim is a student) or the Vice President for Administration (if the victim is a staff member). The appropriate VP will then notify the Emergency Operations Team if deemed appropriate.