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Being prepared/When an emergency occurs

If you are involved in an emergency or an emergency occurs, it is important to:

  • Call 999 if people have been injured or there is a threat to life  
  • Follow the instructions given to you by the emergency services
  • If you are not directly involved in the emergency keep yourself and others away from the danger
  • Try to remain calm

If you are not involved in the incident, but believe you maybe in danger go in, stay in and tune in:

  • Go inside a safe building
  • Stay inside until you are advised to do otherwise
  • Tune in to local radio or TV for more information, the designated radio station for public safety advice in South Tyneside is Radio Newcastle 95.4 FM

Prior arrangements have been made with radio and TV companies that if there is a major emergency they will interrupt programming to give public safety advice.

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