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Warning Signs

If you think you are having a stroke, stop reading and call 9-1-1.

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

Learning the warning signs of a stroke—right now—could one day save your life, or the life of someone you love.
Remember the word FAST.   It will remind you of the four things you need to know.

Print out a Wallet Card with the FAST system
Print out a poster with the FAST system for your refrigerator
Print out a poster with information on what happens during an untreated major stroke


F stands for FACE

Smile.  Is one side of your face drooping?



A stands for ARMS

Raise your arms.  Does one arm drift down?



S stands for SPEECH

Repeat a phrase.  Are your words slurred?



T stands for TIME

Call 9-1-1 immediately if you experience any of these symptoms!


This website was brought to you as a collaboration effort between Noyes Health and Genesee Valley Health Partnership to provide state of the art stroke care and education.