Emergencies and First Aid

A health lesson on emergencies and first aid. Includes printable teaching reading comprehension lesson worksheets.



• Students will know what to do if an emergency occurs.

• Students will understand that 911 is the number to call in emergencies.

• Students will be able to list basic first aid supplies and describe basic first aid procedures.

• Students will be able to explain what to do in a fire.


Suggested Grades:

3rd Grade - 4th Grade - 5th Grade

Lesson Procedure:

Print the reading comprehension passage and questions (see below).

Students should read the passage silently, then answer the questions. Teachers may also use the text as part of a classroom lesson plan.


Lesson Excerpt:

Do you know what to do if someone gets hurt? Do you know what to do in an emergency like a fire? If an emergency occurs, you need to act quickly but stay calm. In many places, you can call for help by dialing 911 on the phone right away. This is the number for emergencies. The person who answers the phone can tell you what to do to get help. If you have 911 services in your town, call that number first in an emergency. The operator will help you with whatever you need.

When you call 911, speak clearly and slowly. The operator will ask you questions about the emergency. Give your name, the phone number you are calling from and the address. You should also have a list of emergency phone numbers near your phone. You should know what number to call for the fire department, police department, poison control center, hospital or doctor's office. It's also a good idea to have an emergency first aid kit in your home. This kit should include bandages, antibiotic ointment, soap and if possible, rubber gloves.



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