An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate risk to health, life, property, or environment. Most emergencies require urgent intervention to prevent a worsening of the situation, although in some situations, mitigation may not be possible and agencies may only be able to offer palliative care for the aftermath.
While some emergencies are self-evident (such as a natural disaster that threatens many lives), many smaller incidents require that an observer (or affected party) decide whether it qualifies as an emergency.
The precise definition of an emergency, the agencies involved and the procedures used, vary by jurisdiction, and this is usually set by the government, whose agencies (emergency services) are responsible for emergency planning and management.
Defining an emergency
An incident, to be an emergency, conforms to one or more of the following: if it:
Emergency is a video game series of rescue simulations by the German developer Sixteen Tons Entertainment and creative director and founder of the series Ralph Stock. Publisher of the first game in 1998 was TopWare Interactive; In 2002 Emergency 2 was published by Take 2 Interactive who went on to publish both Emergency 3 in 2005 and Emergency 4 + Gold Edition in 2006 alongside the publisher Rondomedia. As of 2010 Deep Silver has taken over the publishing operations of the Emergency Series and its Spin-Offs.
In the game, players take control of the emergency services; firefighters, ambulance services, police and, technical services (THW). The central element of the Emergency games is to head up operations of fictional rescues, crimes, medical and catastrophe management, commanding a pool of vehicles and personnel.
Controls and graphics are typical of a Real-Time Strategy game; using the left-mouse button to select your unit(s), the right-mouse button to command movement or an action of the selected unit(s). Camera work takes typical angles of the RTS genre.
"Emergency (Dial 999)" is the second single by EnglishR&B band Loose Ends from their first studio album, A Little Spice, and was released in April 1984 by Virgin Records. The 7" and 12" Version were remixed versions from the forthcoming album "A Little Spice". The single reached number 41 in the charts.
7” Single: VS677
"Emergency (Dial 999)" 3.50
"Emergency (Dial 999) (Dub Mix)" 4.00
12” Single: VS677-12
"Emergency (Dial 999) (Extended Remix)" 6.42 *
"Emergency (Dial 999) (Dub Mix)" 5.55
* The Extended Remix version was released on CD on the U.S. Version of the 'A Little Spice' album (MCAD27141) andalso on the limited 3" CD Single of 'Hangin' On A String [Contemplating]' (Cat. No. CDT39).