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Who to contact in an emergency

In emergencies call 999 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.



 If you need to contact the Police Service in an emergency call 999. For non-emergencies call 0845 1253545. If you have any information relating to a crime, anywhere in the UK, call Crimestoppers on freephone 0800 555 111.

Your local police stations are...

  • Ormskirk: 1 Derby Street/Burscough Street. Tel: 01695 566430
    Enquiry desk open: 8.00am-11.00pm
  • Skelmersdale: Southway. Tel: 01695 724101
    Enquiry desk open: 8.00am-10.00pm


Fire and Rescue Service

If you need to contact the Fire and Rescue Service in an emergency call 999. To contact Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service call 01772 862545. For fire safety advice - including home fire safety checks, fire alarm installation including specialist alarms for people with hearing difficulties - call freephone 0800 1691125.



Your local fire stations are...

  • Ormskirk: 01695 572223. Open: 9.00am-5.00pm
  • Skelmersdale: 01695 723853. Open: 24 hours a day
  • Tarleton: 01772 812251. Open: at specific times only

Medical emergencies

If you need medical assistance in an emergency, call 999. For 24 hour nurse advice and health information call NHS Direct on 0845 4647.

Major emergencies

A Major Emergency Response Officer is on call 24 hours a day for the Council and can be contacted on 01695 577177. If the emergency is out of office hours, listen to the recorded message and follow the information given about what to do in an emergency.


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Last Updated: 11/20/2012

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
Tel: 01695 577177 | Email: customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk