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24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, our teams are working behind the scenes and out on the streets to keep you safe.
The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Bembridge Lifeboat Station is located at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight, adjacent to the infamous Bembridge Ledge. Founded in 1867, it has a Tamar class all-weather lifeboat, Alfred Albert Williams and a D class inshore lifeboat, Norman Harvey. Registered Charity No. 209603 Cowes Lifeboat Station Yarmouth Lifeboat Station
If you smell gas, think you have a gas leak, or are worried that fumes containing carbon monoxide are escaping from a gas appliance, please call the free Gas Emergency Services emergency line immediately. Also: Open all doors and windows to ventilate the property. Do not turn on/off any electrical switches. Extinguish all naked flames, do not smoke, strike matches or do anything which could cause ignition. If there are any electrical security entry phones/locks, please open door manually.
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The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Cowes Lifeboat Station is converted from a former HM Customs Watch House, the rear of which is 300 years old. It looks out onto one of the world’s busiest shipping waterways and carries out a range of interesting services every year. Registered Charity No. 209603 Bembridge Lifeboat Station Yarmouth Lifeboat Station
Do you need help, support or advice? There are various services available to Isle of Wight residents should you need urgent mental health advice or treatment.
The next step up from Urgent Care is Emergency Care. Emergency Care is provided by the Emergency Department at St. Mary’s or by calling a 999 ambulance. The Emergency Department and 999 are for life threatening situations e.g. major trauma or loss of blood, unconsciousness, chest pain, etc.
Working together to ditch highway flooding. There are a number of agencies working together to try and reduce the likelihood and impact of flooding on the Island. Who to call in the event of a flood: Flooding from main rivers and the sea: Environmental Agency Flood line: 0345 988 1188 Public Drains: Southern Water: 0330 303 0368 Flooding from private drains, land drains and watercourses: Contact the landowner Highways flooding: Island Roads: 01983 822440 In an emergency (where lives are at risk): Telephone 999
The Freshwater Lifeboat Station is owned and operated by the Freshwater Independent Lifeboat Service and is located in the village of Freshwater, on the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom.
Through your support, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance brings an advanced Critical Care Team to people in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight when they need it most. Available both day and night, 365 days a year, the Air Ambulance Critical Care Team is called out many times a day to attend to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses and many other incidents. Highly skilled crews of doctors, paramedics and pilots can be at the scene of an incident within minutes, ready to deliver the same level of care that you would expect from a hospital emergency department. It currently costs in excess of £9,000 a day to maintain our life saving service, and it is only thanks to the generosity of the communities that we serve that we are able keep the Air Ambulance flying and saving lives. Registered Charity Number: 1106234
Station opening hours: Mon to Sat 9am to 6pm Sun 9:30am to 6pm Closed 1pm to 2pm each day Bank Holidays 10am to 6pm. Access for people with reduced mobility Access for people with reduced mobility Assistance dogs welcome First aid Automatic doors Entrance intercom Induction loop service Facilities for people with impaired hearing Pushchair access Wheelchair-accessible toilets Low front counters Assisted wheelchair access Non-assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair-accessible lifts
Welcome to the UK’s leading Public Access Defibrillator website. Locate your nearest AED – the UK’s most extensive mapping of internal and external defibrillators. Life saving defibrillators can be clearly identified in their prominent green cabinet and green overhanging sign, the colour recommended by the international Resuscitation Council. Click Here For Defibrillator Locations Map
Take care in heatwave say hospital medics and nurses Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long there are health risks. If a heatwave hits this summer, make sure the hot weather doesn’t harm you or anyone you know. Top advice for being sun safe: Try to keep out of the sun between 11am to 3pm Wear UV sunglasses, preferably wraparound, to reduce UV exposure to the eyes, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen of at least SPF15 with UVA protection, wear a wide brimmed hat and light, loose-fitting cotton clothes. This should minimise the risk of sunburn. Drink lots of cool drinks and when travelling ensure you take water with you Look out for others especially vulnerable groups such as older people, young children and babies and those with serious illnesses Never leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle, especially older people, infants, young children or animals If medicines are sensitive to temperature it may be worth keeping them in the fridge Children should not take part in vigorous physical activity on very hot days, such as when temperatures are above 30°C Remember that it can get uncomfortably hot indoors too. Try to […]
Help Through Crisis (HTC) aims to assist Island residents who are in genuine hardship, enabling them to quickly access help in an emergency. There is a limited fund to provide immediate emergency help with food, gas and electricity. This can only be offered to those in the most need and as a last resort. No cash can be given but help will be provided to find other sources of assistance. We will do our best to help but we cannot give assistance in all circumstances. If you would like to apply please complete the online form or call the telephone number provided.
Abused, threatened, intimidated because of who you are? A hate incident becomes a hate crime when a criminal offence has been committed. This includes offences such as assault, harassment, murder, theft and criminal damage motivated by prejudice. Hate incidents may or may not be a criminal offence. It doesn’t matter if you’re not sure, report it to the police. We take all reports of hate incidents seriously. You can call 101 at any time to report an incident, whether you were the victim or a witness. Always dial 999 if there is a crime in action or an immediate threat to life.
The communities of the Isle of Wight play a key role in helping us to prevent and detect crime and anti-social behaviour. Improving the flow of information between the community and the police is vital to achieving our aim to work together to deter criminals and keep communities safe. This site provides an invitation for you to participate in the exchange of information with Hampshire Constabulary and Neighbourhood Watch. You do not need to join a specific watch scheme but you may find that there are like minded residents or businesses in your area who would welcome your support. If you live or work in the Isle of Wight, you are invited to register now to become a recipient of messages of information, crime alerts and witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone. Just click on the REGISTER button to sign up. As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but may also hear about positive police action in your community, help identify suspected or wanted criminals or learn about community groups, events or meetings in […]
Please click on the link for the Council’s Web page directing you to various Emergency Contacts. These include: Fire and Rescue Services Property Services Emergency Management Adults, Children and Housing Services Environmental Health Highways
Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Services. The Fire and Rescue service is responsible for responding to fires and emergencies but also a lot more. A high proportion of our work involves rescuing people from road traffic collisions, dealing with chemical incidents and preparing to deal with major emergencies from widespread flooding and other large scale events. We also run a number of public awareness campaigns to help people stay safe.
Formed after the brutal killing in Japan of Lucie Blackman in 2000, The Lucie Blackman Trust exists to support British nationals in crisis overseas. The Lucie Blackman Trust is a vital point of contact for families suddenly confronted with the unthinkable, providing access to both knowledge and, where possible, finance to ensure that every effort can be made and all support given as quickly as possible. If you want to write us please do so at: Lucie Blackman Trust, Old Tea Rooms, 66 High Street, Brading, Isle of Wight, PO36 0DQ UK Registered Charity 1118143
We look after approximately 1,250 women having babies each year, and aim to provide a high quality service that puts women and their families at the centre of their care. Ensuring safety, whilst promoting birth as a unique and special occasion in each family. Visiting Hours: Partners and the baby’s siblings – 9:00-21:00 Other visitors 14:00-19:00 (limited to 2 per bed space please). Birthing partners are also limited to 2. (In an emergency (for example heavy bleeding) dial 999)