There are many emergency situations that you may come across. Find out more information at the links below. This page cannot cover all eventualities.
Information on fire and fire safety:
Biological and nuclear incidents
Information is available if there happens to be biological or nuclear incidents that occur at civil sights such as a nuclear power station.
Public health emergencies
Acts of terrorism
If you witness an act of terrorism either at home or abroad there are three basic steps that you should follow:
RUN - to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.
HIDE - it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it safe to do so.
TELL - Alert police. Make sure you know the local emergency number - in the UK it’s 999, for EU countries it’s 112.
Further advice on staying safe during an act of terrorism is available from both the PSNI website and through a video produced by the National Police Chief's Council.
Emergencies involving the supply of utilities
Who to contact if there is an emergency involving the supply of water, gas or electricity:
Emergency at sea
If you find yourself in an emergency situation or spot someone else in trouble at sea, phone 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.