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Emergency services

On average, The Salvation Army Emergency Services attend an emergency at least once every day of the year.

It responds to people in times of emergency and disaster, providing assistance such as:

  • refreshments
  • meals
  • clothing
  • financial aid
  • accommodation
  • emergency shelters
  • counselling
  • responsible referral

This is a service which operates 24 hours per day. It is only called out by the authorities as per the relevant State Disaster Plan. For this reason, contact details are not provided to the general public.

Mission Statement

The mission of the emergency services team encompasses the caring ministry of Jesus Christ, and ministers to those working within the emergency services network, as well as victims, witnesses, families, and other persons affected, at a time of emergency and/or disaster by providing practical and spiritual support.