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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Steps to follow when assisting someone who has collapsed

    Steps to follow when assisting someone who has collapsed0

    Dispatcher Files During our recent day shift we received a call from a AAA Response member advising that her friend had collapsed and they urgently needed an ambulance. We dispatched Netcare 911 and within several minutes they arrived on scene and assisted the member and her friend, who was admitted to hospital for tests. Steps

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  • Medical Emergency – Severe chest pain

    Medical Emergency – Severe chest pain0

    Dispatcher Files On my recent night shift one of our members activated his AAA Response Panic button. When contacted, he advised that he needed an ambulance to assist him with a family member who was experiencing severe chest pain. The member reported that his family member was complaining of a feeling that someone was standing

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  • Internet and social media safety tips for parents

    Internet and social media safety tips for parents0

    Dispatcher Files Every parent should be aware of some important internet and social media safety tips that could protect their children from potential harm. The internet can be a dangerous place and social media websites are no exception. There are several things you, as a parent, can do to make sure your children can participate

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