Act F.A.S.T.

F.A.S.T. is an easy way for you to remember and notice the most common signs of stroke. If you notice any of these signs in yourself or another person, call 9-1-1 right away. A Stroke is an emergency. The quicker you get to the hospital, the more likely you are to have a better outcome.

Facial Drooping: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile or show you their teeth. Is the smile uneven?

Arm Weakness: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms (like they are holding out a pizza box). Does one arm fall downwards?

Speech Trouble: Is the person’s speech slurred or hard to understand? Maybe the person cannot speak at all. Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the person able to repeat the sentence correctly?

Time to Call 9-1-1: If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or in another person, call 9-1-1 immediately (even if the symptoms get better). It is important to call 9-1-1 to get to the hospital as quickly as possible, do not delay. If possible, note what time the symptoms started.

If you’re unsure if you or are another person is having a stroke, Call 9-1-1 anyway