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HELP IN ACCIDENT OR EMERGENCY



South Hams District Council's Community Safety and Emergency Planning Officer, Peter Dale, has sent the Parish Council a link to a Devon County Council web page giving a large variety of contact information useful in many different kinds of emergencies.
Devon County Council Emergency Contact Web Page   (opens in new page).
We hope you won't need it, but if you do that you find it useful.

We have also been sent a list of Emergency Contact Websites by South Hams District Council.
SHDC Emergency Contact Websites   (opens in new page).



Is this a public emergency or domestic? Select one option.

PUBLIC EMERGENCIES



What is an emergency?

 
 
  • flood
  • heavy snow
  • landslide
  • hazardous fumes
  • fire or explosion
  • plane crash
  • major road accident
  • chemical spillage

What do we do?

 

Dial 999


Say:
  • who you are
  • where you are
  • the phone number
  • address or say "phone box"
  • what has happened
  • if anyone is hurt
  • give grid reference eg:
      Diptford School
          SX 727 568
 

Stop things getting worse

- Avoid further danger:

 
  • Control traffic
  • Get help
  • Don't move the casualty unless it is essential
  • Call a first aider

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DOMESTIC EMERGENCIES


Where anyone is seriously injured:


Stop things getting worse

- Avoid further danger:

 
  • Don't move the casualty
  • Get rid of immediate danger if you can
    BUT don't risk yourself
  • Get help
  • Call a first aider

Dial 999


Say:
  • who you are
  • where you are
  • the phone number
  • address or say "phone box"
  • what has happened
  • if anyone is hurt
  • give grid reference eg:
      Diptford School
          SX 727 568

Finding First Aid

Local organisations/businesses - will usually have some first aid knowledge.
Ask someone to contact them - YOU stay with the casualty.

Request for Resources

We are looking for experts willing to be contacted in the following contingencies:

Parent needs medical treatmentChildren need care - contact help
Locked out of homeEmergency Locksmith
Need to get to hospital urgentlyEmergency Transport help
Electrical emergencyEmergency Electrician
Plumbing emergencyEmergency Plumber
Fallen treeEmergency Felling contacts
Urgent personal injuryFirst Aider

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