Prevent Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

Here are a few safety tips to protect your loved ones and you from injury. Learn these tips and share them with those around you.

If you suspect someone has a brain or spinal cord injury:

  • Call 911.
  • Keep the victims head in the same position.
  • Leave the victim in the vehicle unless there is obvious danger of fire.
  • Leave the victim’s helmet on his or her head.
  • Leave the victim in the water: allow the person to float face up in a shallow area.

Trauma prevention tips:

  • Safety belts save lives. Buckle up every time you’re in a vehicle, no matter where you sit.
  • Wait until you are 21 to drink. Never drive when you have been drinking or ride in the vehicle if the driver has been drinking. TEXTING AND DRIVING… IT CAN WAIT.
  • Wear proper sports gear. Always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle, motorcycle, skateboard or ATV.

Feet first, first time. Carefully walk into water to check for depth and objects before jumping or diving.