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The Salvation Army is a denomination of the Christian Church, with a strong social conscience, seeking to alleviate distress wherever it is found and to fulfil a crucial role during and after a major emergency. 

The Salvation Army has resources of property, which can be utilised as a place of safety for those who have been evacuated from their homes, trained personnel to provide immediate and ongoing support and a fleet of purpose built mobile units which are equipped in order to be self sufficient at the incident site.  These units are mobilised on a regular basis to provide both practical and emotional support to emergency services personnel.

The Greater London Authority have recently prepared a blog post following the International Day for Disaster Reduction 2013 to help people with disabilities plan accordingly during an emergency.

Representing around 20% of the world's population, disables people have unique contributions, often overlooked, to help reduce the risk of disasters and build resilient societies and communities. This post describes some of the arrangements in London for disabled people in emergencies, and provides useful information on preparations that can be taken at home.

 
- See more at: http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/mayor/london-resilience/london-prepared-blog/2013/10/disability-and-resilience#sthash.vPtXe8Jy.dpuf
 

Representing around 20% of the world's population, disables people have unique contributions, often overlooked, to help reduce the risk of disasters and build resilient societies and communities. This post describes some of the arrangements in London for disabled people in emergencies, and provides useful information on preparations that can be taken at home.

 
- See more at: http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor-assembly/mayor/london-resilience/london-prepared-blog/2013/10/disability-and-resilience#sthash.vPtXe8Jy.dpuf
Representing around 20% of the world's population, people with disabilities have unique contributions, often overlooked, to help reduce the risk of disasters and build resilient societies and communities. This post describes some of the arrangements in London for disabled people in emergencies, and provides useful information on preparations that can be taken at home. Read more >
 
 

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 Centre
  • 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
  • Coordinate the wider faith response
 
The Salvation Army has access to support internationally in over 100 countries.
 

The Salvation Army's Emergency Vehicles on average attend between 170 – 200 call outs per year some are listed below

  • Clutha Helicopter Crash – Glasgow
  • Sheppey Bridge crossing accident – A249
  • 7/7 Bombings – London
  • Stockline Factory Blast – Maryhill, Glasgow
  • PAN AM Flight 103 - Lockerbie