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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

Our volunteers were today (Friday) called in to support emergency service workers and members of the public searching for a missing three-year-old in Edinburgh.

As stormy weather struck the UK, the Red Cross has been out supporting people through power cuts and flooding this week.

As entire communities throughout the UK flee their homes in the face of severe weather, our volunteers are providing support.

Our emergency response volunteers in Belfast have been called out for the second time in a week after a security alert led to a mass evacuation.

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