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Supporting the emergency services

As a Christian church with a strong social conscience, we seek to alleviate distress wherever it is found and to fulfil a crucial role during and after a major emergency.

We'll continue to provide support to emergency services and those affected for as long as we're needed.

Could you help The Salvation Army in its work with the Emergency Services? Please fill our initial volunteer enquiry form below:
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Volunteering

Response to emergencies includes the following:

  • Providing on-site refreshments and emotional support to responders at the incident site
  • Providing support to individuals at any designated rest centres or humanitarian assistance centres
  • Providing support to family members and friends at an emergency mortuary viewing area and acting as the conduit for relevant faith support
  • Providing personnel to assist at any support helpline set up following an emergency
  • Coordinating a wider faith response

The Salvation Army's emergency vehicles attend between 170 – 200 call outs per year, some of which are listed below:

We also work in partnership with the Cabinet Office, Met Office, as well as a number of government and voluntary organisations to raise awareness of the ‘Get Ready For Winter’ and ‘Get Ready For Summer’ campaigns.

Email: Emergencyresponse@salvationarmy.org.uk  

We help disseminate cold weather and heatwave-related advice to local and vulnerable communities to help try to prevent weather-related illnesses and deaths.