Emergency Services

The ambulance, fire and police services are all available 24 hours a day. You can contact the emergency services by telephoning 999 and asking for the service you need. If you are not sure which service you require, explain your situation to the operator and they will arrange to help you.

You should only telephone 999 if the situation is life threatening or there is a serious risk to you or someone else.


You can contact the police in an emergency on 999. If you want to report something to the Police that isn’t an emergency dial 101. If you wish to report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers (link) on 0800 555 1111.

You can find information relating police stations in the Staffordshire area at staffordshire.police.uk 

Fire service

The fire service attend all types of fires and incidents such as road traffic collisions or those where people may be trapped or stranded. If you are in a building which is on fire, you should leave the building and then call 999.

Further advice and guidance provided by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue can be found online.

Ambulance service

You can contact the ambulance service in an emergency by dialling 999.

For health problems which need urgent medical attention but do not require ambulance services you should visit Accident and Emergency.

For non-emergency you can call 111 to speak to a NHS nurse or doctor for advice 24 hours of the day.

You can find details of hospitals serving your local area at NHS Choices.