When emergencies occur, the Red Cross supports the police, ambulance and fire services, local and health authorities and utility companies to help those most affected by UK crises.
The Red Cross has hundreds of fully trained emergency response volunteers across Scotland, ready to provide practical and emotional support at a moment’s notice.
When people are affected by a serious incident or emergency, our volunteers and staff respond around the clock, whether it’s responding in severe weather, helping residents following a house fire, or supporting statutory partners, you can depend on us.
We have access to a fleet of 4x4 capable vehicles as well as a number of campervan style vehicles that can provide temporary shelter, warmth, and access to valuable services such as telephones.
Many emergencies demand a co-ordinated, often large-scale, response – and we can provide quick and robust practical support.
In the event of a major emergency, the Red Cross can set up a support line within four hours
When there's a major incident in the UK, the Red Cross – as a major humanitarian organisation – is well-placed to harness the generosity of the British public by activating our Disaster Appeal Scheme or other appeals, we can rapidly set up a fundraising appeal, distribute the money to those in need and attract major corporate donors.
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