Emergency services

Providing practical and emotional support to Emergency Responders and Local Communities

Frontline Live behind the scenes

Frontline Live: Responding to Emergencies

Join us for a virtual look behind the scenes at how our teams play a crucial role when working alongside emergency services responding to major disasters.

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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.

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 the Mortuary Viewing Area and acting as the conduit for relevant faith support
  • Coordinate or participate in the wider faith response
We'll continue to provide support to emergency services and those affected for as long as we're needed.
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The Salvation Army's Emergency vehicles attend around 250 call outs per year, some of which are listed below:

  • Salvation Army Respond To Grenfell Fire - June 2017 

  • After the Manchester area attack - May 2017 

  • Croydon Tram Crash - November 2016

  • Storm Desmond - December 2015

  • Floods in South East and South West of Britain - December 2013 to February 2014

  • Clutha helicopter crash - November 2013

  • Shetland Super Puma air crash - August 2013

  • Vauxhall helicopter crash - January 2013

  • Sheppey Crossing crash - September 2013

  • 7/7 London bombings - July 2005

  • Boscastle Flood - August 2004 

  • Lockerbie bombing - December 1988

  • Aberfan Disaster - 1966

Emergency services support

We also work in partnership with the Cabinet OfficeMet 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

The Salvation Army is a member of the Voluntary Sector Emergency Group and works closely with government and voluntary sector colleagues to respond to major incidents

Emergency assistance

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