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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.

How we can help

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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 Italian Red Cross is supporting people affected by the earthquake in Amatrice, Italy.

The British Red Cross has provided much-needed support and refreshment to the West Sussex Fire Service during a fire at a secondary school in Selsey.

Hundreds of thousands are severely affected by fighting in Aleppo. The Red Cross is helping to provide essential food and other humanitarian aid to vulnerable families.

Last year, the Red Cross and our partners the Syrian Arab Red Crescent gave essential psychological and emotional support to over 9,300 people of all ages.

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