The goal of this book is to illustrate how to recognize signs, symptoms, and proper treatment for emergencies. There are two methods employed to achieve this goal. For educational purposes, I have highlighted the signs and symptoms in rescue stories and scenarios. For quick reference, I have the signs and symptoms in an easy to read list format, followed by a step-by-step treatment procedure for emergencies. There is a chapter explaining applicable laws, vital signs, and a list for a properly equipped first aid kit. Other chapters guide the reader through the various emergencies they may encounter. The chapters cover respiratory and cardiac emergencies; shock; head and facial emergencies; motor vehicle accidents; medical emergencies; drug overdoses; heat and cold emergencies; burns; childbirth; and pediatrics. The final chapter consists of three rescue calls that touched me and gave me a life''s lesson. I believe they will give the reader a perspective of what is valuable.