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  • Student collapses at school

    Student collapses at school0

    Dispatcher Files We received a call on one of our busy day shifts regarding a 15 year-old who had collapsed at school. As the information was received we then dispatched Netcare 911 to go and assist the patient. In a matter of minutes the ambulance was at the school and the child was stabilised and

  • Children left home alone

    Children left home alone0

    Dispatcher Files If you need to leave your children at home alone, they should know the following: When and how to call an emergency number or how to activate the AAA Response app What their address is, as well as their parents or guardians contact details How to work the home security system, if you

  • Tips on how to look after your vehicle’s tyres

    Tips on how to look after your vehicle’s tyres0

    Dispatcher Files 3 tips to look after your vehicle’s tyres: Maintain proper inflation pressure Proper inflation pressure is necessary in giving you the best tyre performance, safety, and fuel economy. Remember to frequently (at least once a month) check your tyres (when they are cool) with an accurate tyre pressure gauge.     Don’t spin your tyres

  • Be vigilant when withdrawing money at an ATM

    Be vigilant when withdrawing money at an ATM0

    Dispatcher Files 1. Be alert and conscious of your surroundings when using an ATM. 2. Never give your card or PIN number to anyone, for any reason. 3. Don’t write your PIN on the card or anything that is kept with the card.  4. Do not insert your card until asked to do so by

  • Drug-taking Dangers

    Drug-taking Dangers0

    Dispatcher Files Every time you use a drug you are carrying the risk of serious side effects or overdose. Overdoses can happen with all types of drugs, including cocaine, heroin, alcohol, etc. Accidental overdoses occur when users consume too large an amount of either prescription medication or illegal drugs. Intentional overdoses are typically a result

  • Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)

    Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA)0

    Dispatcher Files Gauteng – Pretoria It was the last night of my night-shift schedule recently and a report came in that a AAA Response member needed assistance at the scene of a motor vehicle accident, with one person being injured. I dispatched Netcare 911 and also the nearest SAPS, and in a few minutes, the