What to look out for:

• Vomiting

• Person is unconscious or semi-conscious and cannot be awakened

• Cold, clammy, pale skin

• Slow, shallow breathing with 10 seconds or more between breaths

• Vomiting while “sleeping”, passed out, and not waking up after vomiting


  •  Do not leave the person alone, turn the person on their side and rest an arm under head to prevent choking in case of vomiting.

Lifeline Legislation (N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15)

Grants statutory immunity when:

  • an underage person calls 9-1-1 and reports that another underage person is in need of medical assistance due to alcoholic consumption;
  • the underage person who called 9-1-1 provides their name to the 9-1-1 operator;
  • the underage person is the first person to make the 9-1-1 report;
  • the underage person who made the 9-1-1 call remains at the scene with the person under the legal age in need of medical assistance until assistance arrives and cooperates with medical assistance and law enforcement personnel on the scene.

The underage person who received medical assistance also shall be immune from prosecution under N.J.S.A. 2C:33-15.