1. FIRE SERVICE
FREE fire safety advice and FREE smoke alarms
Kent Fire and Rescue Service offers free fire safety advice. Call the community safety team on 0800 923 7000 for more information.
East Kent Mum says that she contacted the local Fire Service and was amazed by the free and friendly service she received. We discussed an emergency escape route should there ever be a fire. And, as we didn’t have any smoke alarms, the fire service fitted 3 alarms for free!
2. POLICE SERVICE
Find your local neighbourhood officer
Are you or a family member suffering Domestic Abuse?
There’s lots of help and support in East Kent. Please contact someone for help.
3. AMBULANCE SERVICE
In an emergency phone 999 or 112.
East Kent Mum says she had to use the ambulance service when her blood pressure became high enough to be of concern by the midwife. Fantastic service and East Kent Mum was at QEQM hospital delivering baby no. 2 in no time!
Find other local services, such as NHS Direct, local minor injury units, sexual health etc
About NHS Eastern and Coastal services
4. RNLI – LIFEBOATS & LIFEGUARDS
East Kent Mum says East Kent is full of beautiful beaches. But, the sea can be dangerous and it’s important our children are fully informed in sea and beach safety.
In an emergency, dial 999 or 112.
See the RNLI’s webpage on beach and sea safety
East Kent Mum says remember to apply a high factor sunscreen and wear sun hats on the beach. Cool winds in East Kent can be deceptive!
A website full of safety advice and interactive games for children by the RNLI.
Find your nearest RNLI lifeboat station
The RNLI is an independent charity and does not receive any money from the UK government. The lifeboat crews and lifeguards are volunteers. You can donate: http://www.rnli.org.uk/how_to_support_us/donate/donate
East Kent Mum says to look out for charity events as our lifeboat stations need all the support they can get.