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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 emergency response volunteers have been supporting a group of 15 people who were found on board a lorry yesterday.

The British Red Cross raced to the scene earlier today to help passengers involved in a coach crash on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

The British Red Cross responded quickly to help a group of Afghan Sikh immigrants found in a shipping container this weekend.

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.

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