Always make sure that you have your emergency numbers at hand. If you cannot reach the sectorpolice vehicle.
BelmontPark Sector Police no: 082 411 1913
South African Police Service (SAPS). 10111
Usefull no’s of City for Complaints etc.
Broken street lights: 0860 103 089 (choose the menu selection for electricity faults) or you can SMS: 31220
Water and Sanitation 24-hour Corporate Contact Centre
All emergencies from a mobile: 112
All emergencies from a landline: 107
METRO POLICE CONTROL ROOM at 021 480 7700 or 021 596 1999,
0860 765 423. Always make sure that you get a reference number.
To report traffic offences, call 0860 765 423 (share call rates) or 021 596 1999.
Drug dealing and shebeening on Council-owned properties should be reported to the 24/7 toll-free number 0800 225 669.
Cable theft (Copperheads)
To report theft of copper piping, manhole covers, and other Council property, call the 24/7 toll-free number 0800 222 771.
When to Call an Ambulance
An EMS ambulance operated by Western Cape Government Emergency Medical Services should only be called for medical emergencies such as:
near drowning incidents,
serious motor vehicle accidents,
unconscious individuals, and
other such medical emergencies.
Non-emergency calls account for up to 70% of calls received by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). These range from headaches to toothaches. These types of calls hamper service delivery and place strain on already limited resources.
How to call an ambulance
The number to dial include 10177.
Please have the patient details on hand when calling to ensure that the incident is referred to the correct emergency unit.
Information you should give when calling an ambulance
The current medical status of the patient. For example, are they breathing? Are their symptoms worsening?
Any ongoing medical issues that you’re aware of, like breathing problems or heart issues? Are they taking any medication?
Any changes to the patient’s condition while you’re on the call.
Your exact location, with any landmarks that may help us find you faster.
An emergency medical resource is dispatched based on the information provided by the caller.
What to expect after you call an ambulance
In the event of a priority 1 (P1) medical emergency the ambulance will arrive within 15 minutes or less, 80% of the time. Non-life threatening priority 2 (P2) calls will need to wait longer due to pending P1 emergencies.
How the triage system works
The EMS triage system begins when you first contact an emergency call centre.
The call agent will:
evaluate the emergency based on the information provided by the caller. This is why it’s very important to provide correct patient details including medical history if at all possible, and
pryorotise the severity of the emergency using several filtering protocols as well as input from emergency medical practitioners at the emergency call centre.
At this point the incident is given a triage colour code.
It’s important to give details about the emergency to the call centre to make sure that the correct code is allocated to it.
Most calls are triaged green due to 70% of calls being non-emergency incidents. We need to ensure that response time isn’t wasted on non-essential calls. EMS aims to arrive within 15 minutes of the initial call.
Some things to look out for. Click on pic for bigger picture.
The Latest on robberies on the R300 is that robbers are using the following to get the motorists to stop.
Signs used by criminals to identify targets.