An emergency is a situation that poses an immediate threat to human life or serious damage to property. A false report of an emergency is usually a crime.
Forms of emergency:
"The Emergency": the time in Ireland during WWII
Emergency! is also the title of a popular 1970s American TV series about a paramedic unit in Los Angeles.
Emergency is also the name of an Italian NGO, founded by the medician Gino Strada , which aim is to help civil victims of armed conflicts.
The Emergency is the name by which the Indian state of emergency from 1975-1977 is frequency referred to; see Indian Emergency.