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In an emergency dial 999 or 112. Scroll down for defibrillator advice.
To report any non-emergency matter to the Police, or to make an enquiry, dial 101. Calls cost 15p from landlines or mobiles, no matter how long the duration.
You can sign up to HampshireAlert to receive community safety and Neighbourhood Watch advice here.
DATA AND INFORMATION
To view interactive mapping of crime data for where you live, have your postcode ready and click here.
For mapping related to road collisions click here. (Please note the cautions given for the accuracy of data placed on these maps).
FIRE AND RESCUE
If you get into difficulties at sea, or see someone else in trouble, call 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard. You can find out more about what they do here.
Remember - if you unexpectedly fall in, fight your instincts, not the water, and FLOAT to live. Do not try to swim, as cold water shock will set in very quickly. Float until the effects of cold water shock wear off.
Learn more about the RNLI's Respect the Water campaign here.
IF YOU COME ACROSS A PERSON COLLAPSED, DIAL 999, ASK FOR THE AMBULANCE SERVICE, DESCRIBE THE SYMPTOMS AND YOUR LOCATION, AND THEY WILL TELL YOU WHERE THE NEAREST DEFIBRILLATOR IS. FETCH THE PACK (OR GET SOMEONE ELSE TO) FROM THE CABINET AND RETURN TO YOUR PATIENT, OPEN THE PACK AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS. YOU DO NOT NEED TRAINING - THE DEVICE IS AUTOMATIC AND WILL TALK TO YOU.
IN ST HELENS, THERE IS A DEFIBRILLATOR ON THE OUTSIDE WALL OF THE CRICKET PAVILION ON THE GREEN.
To find Health services, visit here.
WIDER COMMUNITY PROTECTION
The Parish Council has established a Community Emergency Plan, and a Team of local volunteers stands ready to support the local community in a time of need. You can find out more about how communities can help themselves here.
For information and advice on a number of civil protection issues, such as flooding or large scale emergencies and public health events, and how they are managed by a wide range of public and voluntary agencies, visit the Isle of Wight Council's Emergency Management Team here.
Further pages with advice on flooding, heat-waves, winter driving conditions and road gritting routes are also available from here.
The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum has produced a Community Risk Register, setting out its assessment of the more significant risks in our wider community. You can learn more about this work, and download the booklet here.