Resources for Activists

What do I do if something happens at an action and I need a medic?

Chicago Action Medical provides first aid and urgent care at progressive direct actions. Street medics operate in buddy pairs and can be identified by red crosses or insignia similar to the EMS star of life (as seen in the header on this page).

At actions we are prepared to treat basic first aid needs, and to get people needing more advanced care to Chicago EMS or other appropriate services. If someone gets seriously injured first call 911, then yell, “Medic!” For less serious injuries stay with the injured person and walk them to a first aid tent, or find a medic.

Below are links to some resources for street medics and activists.

Health and Safety Resources (PDFs)

Useful Phone Numbers (Chicago)

Clinics and Care Centers (Chicago)

On the Internet


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