What to do in an Emergency

It is very important to make sure you are safe, and that your property is safe.

If there is an emergency, call 911 immediately.

There are many different kinds of emergencies. Many emergencies can be related to:

  • Fire
  • Vehicle accidents or crashes
  • Medical matters
  • Exposure to hazardous waste
  • Industrial accidents.

Emergency numbers

  • Emergency Broadcast Station - FM 100.1 MHz
  • Emergency Measures Organisation - 295-0011
  • Ambulance, Fire, Police - 911
  • Marine Rescue - 911
  • BELCO - 955
  • BTC - 295-1001
  • Public Works - 295-5151
  • Maritime Operations Centre - 297-1010

What to do in case of a fire

Fires are one of the common kinds of emergencies. There are several things to know in order to reduce the possibility of being injured during a fire.

How Can I Reduce the Chances of a Fire at Home?

  • Make sure that each area of your house has a smoke detector;
  • Make sure each family member knows how to leave the house safely in the event of a fire;
  • Keep your heaters at least three feet from anything which can burn;
  • Make sure that your shirt-sleeves are rolled up when you cook, and that you turn off the burner before picking up a pot.

How Can I Reduce the Chances of a Fire at Work?

  • Make sure that you know the escape routes from your building;
  • Participate in scheduled and unscheduled fire drills;
  • Request fire drill assistance;
  • Check electrical cords or outlets to make sure that they are not damaged or located in high traffic areas where they can be stepped on; and
  • Request a consultation, appointment or meeting about fire safety.

Businesses must be inspected on a regular basis in order to receive a fire certificate. 

What Should I Do If There is an Incident with Hazardous Waste?

If there is an accident involving hazardous waste, you should immediately contact the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service to let them know what has happened and where the incident has occurred.

Additional Information and Training

Contact bfrsinfo@gov.bm for advice on building safety, how to minimize the chances of an emergency at your home or business.  You can also find out information on Basic Fire Extinguisher Training, Fire Marshall Training and Breathing Apparatus Training.

For more information, please contact:

Telephone:  (441) 292-5555

Emergencies: 911


Physical Address: 15 Waller’s Point Road, St. David’s DD 03

Mailing Address: P.O. Box HM 1199, Hamilton HM EX

Hamilton Fire Station (Central Area)

49 King Street, Hamilton HM 19

Port Royal Fire Station (Western Area)

12 Middle Road, Southampton SB 03

Clearwater/Airport Operation Division (Eastern Area)

Building 0637

17 Waller’s Point Road, St. David’s DD 03