Community Education

Montgomery County EMS is committed to being an active force in Clarksville-Montgomery County when it comes to promoting injury prevention programs and health and safety awareness. If you would like someone to speak at your event, call 931-920-1800 ext. 7.

Informational sessions on career opportunities with EMS are available at the high school level as part of a planned Career Day or as requested by a teacher to supplement to their curriculum.

Kids Safety

Do You Know the Warning Signs & Symptoms of:


  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side
  • Loss of partial or full sight in one or both eyes
  • Difficulty talking or understanding other people, confusion
  • Sudden severe headache
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or trouble walking
  • Call 911 Immediately

Heart Attack

  • Chest discomfort –pressure, squeezing, fullness, pain
  • Discomfort other areas – one or both arm, back, neck, jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea
  • Call 911 Immediately

Cold Weather Emergency – Hypothermia

  • Older adults can lose body heat very fast and a big chill can turn into a dangerous problem called hypothermia. This is what happens when your body temperature gets too low. Here are a few steps to lower your chances of getting hypothermia.
  • Dress warmly, even if you are staying indoors. Wear lose layers outdoors that include a hat, gloves and scarf when outdoors.
  • Set your thermostat to 68 degrees or higher.
  • Keep active, eat properly.
  • Talk with your doctor about health problems and medications that may make it harder to keep warm.
  • If you live alone have a relative, friend or neighbor check on you daily.

Signs & Symptoms of Hypothermia:

  • Impaired coordination, stumbling, clumsiness
  • Confusion, disorientation, irrational behavior
  • Slurred speech
  • Cold, pale skin
  • Shivering
  • Sleepiness
  • Call 911 Immediately

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning – The “silent killer”, odorless and cannot be seen

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Cyanosis
  • Confusion, lethargic, disoriented
  • Seizures
  • Unresponsive
  • Call 911 Immediately

Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke - Hyperthermia

Practice heat safety measures. Do not spend too much time in the hot sun…do outside work during early morning or late evening hours. Wear lightweight, light colored, loose fitting clothes. Take frequent breaks in the shade. Keep well hydrated.

Heat Exhaustion

  • Fatigue, weakness, nausea, headache
  • Thirst
  • Muscle aches and cramps
  • Confusion, anxiety, agitation
  • Drenching sweats often accompanied by cold, clammy skin
  • Slow or weak pulse
  • Dizziness, fainting

Heat exhaustion requires medical attention but is not usually life threatening
Call 911 Immediately

Heat Stroke

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Headache
  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Hot, flushed, dry skin
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Decreased sweating and urination
  • Shortness of breath
  • Increased body temperature (104-106 degrees)
  • Confusion or loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Heat stroke can occur suddenly without symptoms of heat exhaustion
  • Call 911 Immediately