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Support in UK emergencies

When emergencies occur, the Red Cross supports the police, ambulance and fire services, local and health authorities and utility companies.

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We support the police, ambulance and fire and rescue services, local authorities and health authorities to help those most affected by UK crises.

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How to prepare for emergencies

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Learn what to do in a flood, fire, terrorist incident, heatwave or other unexpected emergency.

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Emergency response volunteering

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Day or night, in an emergency you’ll be there to help when someone needs it most.

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Latest UK emergency response news

The Red Cross is now delivering essential water, food, health kits and shelter to help people caught up in the devastating conflict in Yemen.

In advance of the World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May, the British Red Cross calls for staff and volunteers working in their own communities to be protected.

The John Lewis Partnership, which operates John Lewis and Waitrose shops, and Aviva, the global insurance company, have become the latest members to join the British Red Cross Disaster Relief Alliance.

A suspected unexploded World War II bomb was discovered in Bath last night. British Red Cross volunteers and staff are providing practical and emotional support to evacuated residents.

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