Guide

Getting support during an emergency or incident

Last updated: 25 May 2017

Emergency response and rescue services

British Red Cross

British Red Cross are part of a global voluntary network, responding to:

  • conflicts
  • natural disasters
  • individual emergencies

Find more information at www.redcross.org.uk

Call: 0344 871 1111

Royal National Lifeboat Institute

The Royal National Lifeboat Institute provide a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service.

Find more information at www.rnli.org.uk

Call: 0300 300 9990
Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm

Scottish Mountain Rescue

Scottish Mountain Rescue represents and co-ordinates mountain rescue teams in Scotland.

Find more information at www.mountainrescuescotland.org

Call: 999 or 112 in an emergency.

Ask for the Police, then Mountain Rescue.

Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol

Sky Watch Civil Air Patrol help the emergency services with search and rescue.

Find more information at www.skywatchcivilairpatrol.org.uk

International Rescue Corps

International Rescue Corps are a specialist urban search and rescue team.

Find more information at www.intrescue.org

Call: 0132 466 5011

Radio Amateurs Emergency Network Ltd (RAYNET)

The Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network (RAYNET) is a voluntary communications service.

Find more information at www.raynet-uk.net

Call: 0303 040 1080 (24 hour emergency line)

Getting support during an emergency or incident
Emergency response and rescue services