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999 BSL - UK Emergency Video Relay Service

999 BSL connects users to British Sign Language interpreters through an app or a web-based platform. They will relay the conversation to the emergency service/s.
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First Aid

First aid can be crucial for saving someone's life in an emergency. Here's some basic first aid information that might help.
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Emergency SMS

If you can’t make voice calls, there’s an emergency SMS service you can use. You have to register before you can use it, so it's best to do that before you need it.
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Dialling 999

You always hope that an emergency will never happen to you. But if it does, dialling 999 and knowing what to say or do is important.
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