4BC Emergency Contacts
For emergency, road and power information, view our handy phone numbers and links below.
Life threatening Emergency: Dial 000 for police, fire or ambulance
Handy NumbersState Emergency Service: 132 500 - @SESBrisbane.
Ambulance: In an emergency, call 000. If the situation is NOT an emergency, call 13 12 33 - @QldAmbulance.
Energex: To report loss of supply, call 13 6262. In an emergency, call 13 1962 - @Energex.
Queensland Fire and Rescue Service: In an emergency, call 000. For enquiries, call 3247 8100 - @QldFire.
Police Communications: In an emergency, call 000. For general enquiries, call 3364 6464 - @QPSmedia.
Brisbane City Council: 07 3403 8888 open 24/7 - Register for SMS alerts - @brisbanecityqld.
RACQ Road Reports: 1300 130 595. Traffic and travel information 13 19 40 - @RACQofficial.
Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 (Toll Free).
If you need police to attend an address or you need immediate police assistance DO NOT PHONE CRIME STOPPERS.
Tsunami warnings: 1300 TSUNAMI - 1300 878 6264 - @EQTW
Health and hospital information: 13 HEALTH - 13 432584 - @qldhealthnews
Road and Traffic Conditions: 13 19 40 or www.131940.qld.gov.au - @131940_Metro
Have necessaries supplies, that are useful for when power goes out, these are useful for all situations. Emergency Supply Kit – with items including a flashlight, battery-powered AM/FM radio, first-aid kit, bottled water and extra batteries – in an easily accessible place.
Close blinds, shades and draperies facing the sun to keep out the sun’s heat and help fans and air conditioners cool more efficiently.
Turn off power sources. TVs, computers and other electronic devices draw power when they are in standby mode or turned off but still plugged in.
Do your best to stay out of the sun and avoid strenuous activity during the sun's peak hours.
Check on elderly neighbours and relatives to ensure they are comfortable and coping.
Drink plenty of water and avoid beverages such as alcohol or caffeine.
Run your wrists under a cold tap for five seconds each every couple of hours. This, helps cool the blood.
Rest in the coolest place in your home.
If you don’t have an air conditioner, visit a venue that is climate controlled – such as a shopping centre or public library.
Keep your pets in a cool place, in the shade with plenty of fresh water.
Wear appropriate clothing (preferably light fabrics and colours).
Avoid being in the sun – if so, wear a hat, apply plenty of sunscreen and use sunglasses.
Emergency services on Twitter
Follow this Twitter list of Brisbane emergency services active on the social network: https://twitter.com/4BC/brisbaneemergency/Tweets from @4BC/brisbaneemergency