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חֵרוּם

The Hebrew word for emergency is חֵרוּם. It first appears in recorded Hebrew in the Talmud, in the expression:

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בִּשְׁעַת חֵרוּם
at a time of emergency 

Other Hebrew expressions used regularly today are:

מַצָּב חֵרוּם
an emergency situation

בְּמִקְרֶה חירום
in case of emergency

מִסְפַּר חירום
emergency number

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