Public Health and Safety Emergency Services in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Public Health and Safety Emergency Services

Association of Lowland Search and Rescue

Offers information on this voluntary organisation, which promotes and co-ordinates adequate search and rescue arrangements in the lowland areas of the UK.

British Civil Defence

A network of non-government voluntary civil protection organisations dedicated to saving life and alleviating suffering nationally and world-wide; information about their teams, membership, news and contacts.

Civil Defence Scotland

An independent organisation providing emergency response and community support volunteers for emergencies and disasters in Scotland; describes their services and facilities, exercises, membership, and fundraising.

Community First Responders

Provides information about the national scheme to compliment emergency ambulance services, with comprehensive details about groups and activities in the Eastern region of England.

Community Heartbeat Trust

Community defibrillator charity which helps communities convert old red phone boxes (and other suitable locations) to house defibrillator machines. Includes advice on getting started with this project.

COTAG (Community Off-Road Transport Action Group)

Volunteer 4x4 owners and drivers providing vehicle support to emergency services, local authorities, and charitable groups. Describes the project and their services, with contact details.

International Rescue Corps

A specialist Urban Search and Rescue team that responds to disasters all over the world, and within the UK; describes the way they work, with a library of mission reports, details of membership and training, and how to support their fundraising.

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust

Provides a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS), responding to patients who have suffered trauma or serious medical emergencies.

Mines Rescue Service Ltd

Provides an approved escape and rescue service from underground coal mines; also offers a range of health and safety products, training and services to private and public sector companies. Includes a profile, with schedule and details of locations, and contacts.

PC David Rathband's Blue Lamp Foundation

Charity which raises funds for emergency service personnel criminally injured while on duty.


Registered Research Group funded by the Welsh National Institute for Social Care and Health Research (NISCHR), bringing together researchers, clinicians and service providers to develop and improve unscheduled, emergency and trauma care.


Provides training and research to the search and rescue community in the UK.

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