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Emergency Phone Numbers

Remain calm, use common sense, and give assistance as needed and try to reassure others.

Make sure 911 has been called if people are injured or if there is a threat to life.

GtB Life threatening fire in Belize City 2004: How to alarm the Fire department?
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  • Not put yourself or others in danger
  • Follow the advice of the emergency services

If you are not involved in an accident but are close by or believe you may be in danger, in most cases the advice is:       GO IN,  STAY IN,  TUNE IN.

National Emergency Numbers
Belize Coast Guard
225 21 25
Marine Radio Channel 16
Crime Stoppers Int'l
for information only and
not for emergency call
0 800 922 TIPS
0 800 922 84 77
Child Abuse Hotline
0 800 776 83 28
Domestic Violence Unit 0 800 A WAY OUT
0800 292 96 88
National Security Emergenies
225 20 87
Hyperbaric Chamber
San Pedro
226 28 51
604 75 99
Link to: NEMO National Emergency Management Organisation

Local Police and Fire Services

If you use a cell phone, always call your local Police, Fire Service or Ambulance number. Otherwise your call must be transferred.

Advice: Store your local emergency numbers in your cell phone and write a list and post it next to your home phone.
  GtB Fire in Belize City.
Belize City
Fire Service

227 22 22

Medical Departement
223 15 48
223 15 64
Fire Service
822 23 11
Police 911
822 22 20
Medical Departement 822 22 63
822 22 64
Benque Viejo del Carmen
Fire Service
823 20 82
Police 911
823 20 38
Medical Departement

Caye Caulker
Fire Service
226 03 53
Police 911
226 20 22
Medical Emergencies
226 01 66
Fire Service
422 21 05
Police 911
422 20 22
Medical Emergencies
422 20 76
Fire Service
522 20 91
Police 911
522 20 22
Medical Emergencies
522 20 78
Fire Service

Police 911
523 20 22
Medical Emergencies
523 21 67
Medical Emergencies / San Juan

520 30 43
Orange Walk
Fire Service
322 20 90
Police 911
322 20 22
Medical Emergencies
322 20 72
Punta Gorda
Fire Service
722 20 32
Police 911
722 20 22
Medical Emergencies
722 20 26
San Ignacio / Santa Elena
Fire Service San Ignacio

824 20 95
Fire Service Santa Elena

824 42 08
824 20 22
Medical Emergencies 824 20 66
824 27 61
San Pedro Ambergris Caye
Fire Service
226 23 72
Police 911
226 20 22
Medical Emergencies 226 23 72
226 25 36
Hyperbaric Chamber 226 28 51
 604 75 99
Island Ferry (Medical out of Town)

226 32 31
   Last update: September 2021

To prepare for an emergency, you  should take time to find out:

  • Where and how to turn off water, gas and electricity supplies in your home
  • The emergency procedures for your children at school
  • The emergency procedures at your workplace

  • How your family will stay in contact in the event of an emergency
  • If any elderly or vulnerable neighbours might need your help
  • How to tune in to your local radio station

GtB Flooding in Belize City after a tropical Depression

GtB Flooding on a Road at the Countryside in Belize

Preparedness Guidelines for Hurricans

Historically, 90 percent of all hurricane casualties have occurred from drowning and 10 percent from other causes. Therefore, it is imperative that all persons should evacuate cayes, beaches and other locations which may be swept by high tides or storm waves. Evacuate to a recommended place of refuge.
GtB Hurricane Mitch heading for Belize
Check every two hours  the current Belize Weather conditions and forecast at the Guide to Belize Weather Page or listen to your Local Radio Station and TV.
Remember that the highest tide occurs during the second half of the storm and that the rise of the water may take place very rapidly immediately following the eye of the storm or the time of the lowest barometric pressure. If your only passage to high ground is over a road subject to flooding, leave early. Do not run the risk of being marooned or having to evacuate at the height of the storm amid flying debris.

Hurricane Safety Rules

  1. Stay tuned to radio and television stations for regular bulletins.
  2. Rely only on official bulletins; do not check these over the telephone.
  3. As long as your house is inland and well built-with strong foundations and a good roof, stay at home.
  4. Use storm shutters or board windows securely, Protect outward door.
  5. Stock up on food which has a long shelf life.
  6. Check that oil and butane stoves are in working order- replenish stock of kerosene, charcoal and butane.
  7. Sterilize baths; all containers and cooking utensils to store water. If in doubt, drink boiled or
    treated water only.
  8. Keep flashlights, candies and storm lanterns handy along with batteries and matches.
  9. Store all garden implements and furniture inside if possible.
  10. Lighten foliage of fruit trees near buildings. If very strong winds are likely, remove all coconuts.
  11. If you are evacuating, leave early so that you are not stranded by flooded roads, fallen trees, wires and traffic jams and make sure you have enough fuel in your vehicle and follow routes and highways.
  12. If there is a lull after the 'eye' of the storm has passed, stay in a safe place, except to make emergency repairs. The wind may return suddenly with even greater strength.
  13. Since 90 percent of hurricane casualties occur from drowning, you must evacuate islands and beaches and other vulnerable locations as early as possible.
  14. Those seeking shelter should shut off water, gas and electricity before leaving home.

Note: Pets are not allowed at shelters, you need to make your own
            arrangements for the safety of your pets.

Assembling a Disaster Kit

Assemble supplies you might need in an evacuation. Store them in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack or duffle bag.


  1. A supply of water (one gallon per person per day).
  2. Store water in sealed, unbreakable container.
  3. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
  4. A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
  5. Blankets or sleeping bags.
  6. A first aid kit and prescription medication.
  7. A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
  8. Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
  9. Sanitary supplies i.e, toilet paper; feminine supplies and soap.
  10. Personal identification documents such as passports, birth certificates, residency cards etc.
  11. Your mobile phone
  12. Cash and credit cards

After the Storm

  1. Remain at home or in the shelter until
    informed that it is safe to leave.
  2. Keep tuned to the radio for instructions.
  3. Beware of loose wires and report them
    immediately to the police of fire
    departments, or Belize Electricity
  4. Stay out of disaster areas, damaged
    buildings and flooded areas.
  5. Take extra fire precautions.
  6. Report broken sewers and mains to the
    Belize Water Services Limited.
  7. Check refrigerated food for spoilage.
  8. Drive carefully - roads may have been substantially weakened.
  9. Listen to the radio for information about:
  • where to go for medical care in your area.
  • where to go for emergency aid for shelter, food and clothing.
  • ways to help yourself and others to recover from the emergency

Guide to Belize,  September 2021



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