Other emergencies

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:

Chemical incidents

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

Animal diseases

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





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