These are English phrases and exclamations for use in emergencies and other difficult situations. Hopefully, you won't need to use them!
Note that in a genuine emergency, you can contact the emergency services in the UK by calling 999; the number to call in the USA and Canada is 911.
Emergency Phrases in English
Asking for help
Can anyone help!
Please help me!
I need a doctor. Somebody call a doctor!
I need the police. Someone call the police!
I need an ambulance. Someone call an ambulance!
Help! I can't swim!
Warning someone of danger
Look out!/ Watch out!
Can you smell burning?
There’s a fire!
The building’s on fire!
Call/find an ambulance/ the police/ fire brigade!
There’s been a theft/ a burglary/ an accident!
Call the police!
I’ve been mugged/ attacked/ hit/ shot!
I’d like to report a theft/ a stolen briefcase.
My handbag/ wallet/ purse/ laptop/ phone’s been stolen.
Something has been stolen.
My car/house/apartment’s been broken into.
Take it easy!
It’s gonna be fine/ okay/ alright/ good (soon)!
It won’t hurt.
I’ve got a steady hand.
Call an ambulance.
I need a doctor.
Take me to the hospital!
There’s been an accident.
He’s not breathing.
Does anyone know how to do CPR?
(CPR: a life-saving technique used when someone has stopped breathing.)
I’ve cut/ burnt myself.
I’m having trouble breathing.
I can’t ...
My eyes are stinging.
Are you OK?
Is everyone OK?
I am allergic to _________.
Other difficult situations
We don’t know where we are.
We’ve forgotten where we are staying.
I’ve forgotten the name of my hotel.
I’ve lost my ...
I can't find my ...
Leave me alone, please!