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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

As thousands hit the town for Christmas party season, our first aiders are stationed in city centres across the UK to help those whose high spirits lead to injuries.

Our emergency response teams were in action yesterday after lightning strikes knocked out power supplies to parts of South Ayrshire.

When 20,000 dental patients in Nottinghamshire were recalled for tests this week, Red Cross support line volunteers turned out to help field hundreds of calls.

Our emergency team was called upon after World War One and Two munitions were discovered at a house in Bicester.

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