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First Aid/Appendix F: Emergency Telephone Numbers

To assist the injured in getting aid, most countries have designated a specific number as a universal emergency telephone number. Another name for it is the emergency services number. Dialing this number should connect you to the nearest EMS call center. With mobile phones, it may be advantageous to use a local number, as the recognized call center may be incorrect.

AfricaEdit

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Algeria 17 14 National Gendarmerie - 1055; Counter Terrorist Unit - 1548; Support for children - 3033.
Botswana 911 Police - 999; Ambulance - 997; Fire - 998.
Cameroon 112 Police - 117; Ambulance - 119; Fire - 118.
Chad 17 / 18
Djibouti 17 351351 18
Egypt 112 Police - 122; Ambulance - 123; Fire - 180; Tourist Police – 126; Traffic Police – 128; Electricity emergency – 121; Gas emergency – 129.
Ghana 999 Police - 191; Ambulance - 193; Fire - 192.
Mali 17 15 18
Mauritius 999 114 115
Morocco 19 15 Country police - 177.
Nigeria 199
Rwanda 112 Police - 999; Ambulance - 912; Fire - 111; Traffic accident - 113.
Sierra Leone 999 Police - 019.
Somalia 888 999 555 Traffic accident - 777.
South Africa 10111 10177 10111 112 from mobile phones; 107 in Cape Town.
Sudan 999 Traffic Police - 777777.
Tunisia 197 190 198 National guard – 193.
Uganda 999 112 from mobile phones.
Zambia 999 991 993 112 from mobile phones.
Zimbabwe 999 Police - 995; Ambulance - 994; Fire - 993; Mobile phones - 112.

AsiaEdit

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Afghanistan 119 102 119
Bahrain 999
Bangladesh 999 199 9555555 Only for Dhaka and Chittagong.
Burma 999 Police - 199; Ambulance - 192; Fire - 191.
Cambodia 117 119 118
People's Republic of China 110 120 119 Traffic accident - 122; Private ambulance service (Beijing) - 999. Dialling 112 on mobile phones in China plays a bilingual message about other emergency numbers.
East Timor 112
Hong Kong 999 112 from mobile phones; 992 as fax on fixed line and as SMS number on mobile phones (only subscribers with disabilities) connects to all emergency services.
India 100 102 101 Chennai Traffic Police - 103; Delhi Traffic Police - 1095; Kolkata Traffic Police - 1073. Bangalore uses 108. This number is also used in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It can be called for any emergency.
Indonesia 110 118 113 112 is supported in mobile networks. Ambulance - 119; Search and rescue - 115; Natural disaster - 129; Electricity emergency - 123.
Iran 110 115 125 112 is supported in mobile networks.
Israel 100 101 102 112 is supported in mobile networks. Israel Electric Corporation - 103; Municipal hazards (non-emergency) - 106.
Japan 110 119 Coast guard - 118;[1] Emergency question - #7119 (free call), #9110 (pay call).
Jordan 112
911
Kazakhstan 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Gas leaks - 104.
North Korea 119 112 from mobile phones. Operators speak Korean, some may speak English, Russian or Chinese.
South Korea 112 119 National security - 111; Reporting spies - 113; Missing persons - 182; 114 connects to the phone service provider.
Kuwait 112
Lebanon 112 140 175 Police - 999.
Macau 999
Maldives 999 Police - 119; Ambulance - 102; Fire - 118.
Malaysia 999 112 for mobile phones.
Mongolia 100 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101.
Nepal 100 102 101 112 is supported in mobile networks. Police - 103.
Oman 999
Pakistan 15 115 16 Ambulance - 1122; Traffic police - 1915. 112 is supported in mobile networks.
Philippines 117 112 and 911 for mobile phones. 117 may be texted from mobile phones. Motorist assistance - 136 (Metro Manila only); Child abuse (Bantay Bata) - 163.
Qatar 999
Saudi Arabia 999 997 998 Traffic police - 993; Ambulance - 911, 112 or 08.
Singapore 999 995 112 and 911 is supported for foreign mobile phones that use roaming.
Sri Lanka 118 110 111 Accident service - 11-2691111; Police - 119.
Syria 112 110 113
Taiwan 110 119 112 is supported in mobile networks.
Tajikistan 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Gas leaks - 104.
Thailand 999 Police - 191, Ambulance - 1669; Fire - 199. Tourist Police - 1155; Traffic Control Center (Bangkok Metro only) - 1197; Highway Patrol - 12334. 112 is supported in mobile networks.
United Arab Emirates 999 997 Police - 112; Ambulance - 998.
Vietnam 113 115 114

EuropeEdit

The common European emergency number is 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC – Universal Service Directive) and also standard on mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.[2][3][4][5]

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Albania 112 Police - 129; Ambulance - 127; Fire - 128; Traffic police – 126.
Armenia 112
911
Police – 102; Ambulance – 103; Fire – 101; Gas leaks – 104; Traffic police – 177; Search & Rescue - 108.
Austria 112 Police – 133; Ambulance – 144; Fire – 122; Gas leaks – 128; Alpine rescue – 140; Doctors – 141; Crisis-hotline – 142; Support for children and teens – 147.
Azerbaijan 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Traffic police – 126.
Belarus 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Gas leaks – 104.
Belgium 112[6][7] Police – 101; Fire, Ambulance - 100; Missing children – 116 000; Mental problems – 106; Red Cross – 105. If dialing 112 for police, operator will redirect the caller to 101.[8]
Bosnia and Herzegovina 112 Police - 122; Ambulance - 124; Fire - 123; Civil protection - 121.
Bulgaria 112
Croatia 112 Police - 192; Ambulance - 194; Fire - 193; Search & rescue at sea – 195; Road help – 1987.
Cyprus 112
199
Czech Republic 112 Police – 158; Ambulance – 155; Fire – 150; Municipal police – 156.
Denmark 112 Nearest police (non-urgent) - 114.
Estonia 112[9]
Faroe Islands 112
Finland 112
France 112 Police – 17; Ambulance (SAMU) – 15; Ambulance (Fire Service), Fire – 18; 115 for homeless; 114 for deaf or mute people (FAX or SMS only, connects to 18, 17 or 15).
Georgia 112
Germany 112 Police - 110.
Gibraltar 112 Fire, Ambulance – 190; Police - 199.
Greece 112 Police – 100; Ambulance – 166; Fire – 199; Forest fire – 1591; Coast guard – 108; Counter-narcotics – 109; Tourist police – 171; Social aid – 197.
Greenland 112 Mobile phones only; fixed line phones must call the local police or hospital.
Hungary 112 Police – 107; Ambulance – 104; Fire – 105.
Iceland 112 Police in Reykjavík Area (non-urgent) – 4441000. 911 is redirected to 112 on mobile phones.
Ireland 112
999
Italy 112 Ambulance – 118; Fire – 115; State Police – 113; Carabinieri – 112; Forest Service – 1515; Customs/Financial Police – 117; Coast guard – 1530. 911 is redirected to 112.
Latvia 112 Police – 110; Ambulance – 113; Fire - 112; Gas leaks – 114.
Lithuania 112 [10]
Luxembourg 112 Police – 113.
Republic of Macedonia 112 Police – 194; Ambulance – 192; Fire – 193.
Malta 112
Moldova 112 Police - 902; Ambulance - 903; Fire - 901.
Monaco 112 Police - 17; Ambulance - 15; Fire - 18.
Montenegro 112 Police – 122; Ambulance – 124; Fire – 123.
Netherlands 112 Text phone – 0800-8112; Police (non-urgent) – 0900-8844 or 0343-578 844;[11] Police, non urgent via text telephone 0900-1844; Suicide prevention – 0900-0113; Animal emergency - 144; Child abuse - 0900-1231230; Anti-Bullying - 0800-9050.
Norway 112 113 110 Police (non-urgent) – 02800; Child-Abuse and Family Violence - 116111; TDD (text phone) - 1412.
Poland 112 Police – 997; Ambulance – 999; Fire – 998; Municipal police – 986; Gas emergency – 992.
Portugal 112 Forest fire – 117; Info – 118; Social Emergency – 144.
Romania 112
Russia 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Gas leaks - 104.
San Marino 113 118 115 Carabinieri - 112.
Serbia 112 Police – 192; Ambulance – 194; Fire – 193.
Slovakia 112 Police – 158; Ambulance – 155; Fire – 150.
Slovenia 112 Police – 113.
Spain 112 Police - 091; Ambulance - 061; Fire - 080; Local police - 092; Civil Guard - 062.
Sweden 112 Police (non-urgent) - 11414.
Switzerland 112 Police – 117; Ambulance – 144; Fire – 118; Poison – 145; Traffic accident – 140; Psychological support (free, anonymous) – 143; Psychological support for teens and children (free, anonymous) – 147; Helicopter air-rescue (Rega) – 1414 or by radio on 161.300 MHz; Air rescue (Air Glaciers) (in Valais only) – 1415.[12]
Turkey 112[13] Police - 155; Ambulance - 112; Fire - 110; Traffic Police – 154; Gendarmerie – 156; Coast guard - 158; Forest fire - 177.
Ukraine 112 Fire - 101; Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Gas leaks - 104.
United Kingdom 112
999
In 2006 101 was made available as a non-emergency number for police (and in some areas local authorities) in England and Wales. 111 was made available (in England and Wales) as a non-emergency number for health issues. 101 was introduced in Scotland during 2013. Deaf people and people who are unable to speak can text 999 after registration by sending a text message with the word 'Register' to 999, details at www.emergencysms.org.uk.
Vatican City 113 118 115 Carabinieri - 112.

Australia and OceaniaEdit

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Australia 000 112 from mobile phones. State Emergency Service – 132 500; National Relay Service - 106; Police (non-emergency) – 131 444 (NSW, QLD, SA,WA, NT, TAS ACT); Crime Stoppers – 1800 333 000; Threats to national security – 1800 123 400.
Fiji 917 911
New Zealand 111 Traffic - *555 (mobile phones only). 911 and 112 redirect to 111 if dialed from a GSM mobile.[14] 000 and 999 plays a pre-recorded message advising the caller to call 111. Deaf TTY - 0800 161610; Deaf fax - 0800 161616; Deaf SMS - 111 (registered mobile phones only); Crime Stoppers - 0800 555 111.
Solomon Islands 999 There are also local numbers in each urban centre, quicker than dialling 999.[15]
Vanuatu 112

North AmericaEdit

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Canada 911 Non-emergency 311 in certain areas. 112 is redirected to 911 on GSM mobile phones.
Mexico 066 065 068 Not all these three numbers are available in every state. 060 can be used to request general information regarding an emergency in the whole country.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 17 15 18
United States of America 911 Various services available through regional or national N11 codes (e.g.: 311 non-emergency police or city services) in certain areas. 112 may redirect to 911, but should not be relied upon.[16]
Barbados 211 511 311 References: Police, Ambulance, Fire.
Cayman Islands 911
Costa Rica 112
911
Dominican Republic 911 112 is redirected to 911 on mobile phones.
Guatemala 110 120 123 911 exists only for private services like medical insurance.
El Salvador 911
Haiti 114 118 115
Honduras 199 195 198
Jamaica 119 110
Nicaragua 911 Police - 118; Ambulance - 128; Fire - 115.
Panama 911
Trinidad and Tobago 999 990

South AmericaEdit

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Argentina 101 107 100 Emergency dispatcher - 911. 112 forwards to 911 on mobile phones.
Bolivia 110 118 119 911 forwards to 110.
Brazil 190 192 193 Federal highway police - 191; Federal police - 194; Civil police - 197; State highway police - 198; Civil defense - 199; Human rights - 100; emergency number for Mercosul area - 128. 112 and 911 are redirected to 190 on mobile phones.
Chile 133 131 132 Useful mnemonic is ABC123: Ambulancia (Ambulance) 131, Bomberos (Fire) 132, Carabineros (Police) 133.
Colombia 112
123
Police - 156; Ambulance - 132; Fire - 119; Traffic accident - 127, GAULA (anti-kidnapping) - 165.
Ecuador 911 Police - 101; Fire - 102; All emergencies in Guayaquil - 112; Traffic accident in Guayaquil - 103; Red Cross - 131.
French Guiana 112 Police - 17; Ambulance - 15; Fire - 18.
Guyana 911 913 912
Paraguay 911
Peru 105 117 116 Civil defense - 115; Domestic violence - 100.
Suriname 112 Police - 115; Ambulance - 113; Fire - 110.
Uruguay 911
Venezuela 911

ReferencesEdit

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  2. European Radiocommunications Office
  3. European Union
  4. SOS 112 Europe
  5. Latest status on E-112 initiative: http://www.esafetysupport.org/en/esafety_activities/28_recommendations/
  6. EU rules on 112
  7. 112 in Belgium
  8. http://112.be/en/faq-112.html#10
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  11. "Contact". Politie. https://www.politie.nl/contact. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
  12. Swisscom: Emergency numbers
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  14. "Emergency 111 Frequently Asked Questions - New Zealand Police | New Zealand Police". Police.govt.nz. 2012-12-05. http://www.police.govt.nz/service/111/faq.html#countries. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  15. White Pages 2008, Solomon Islands Telephone Directory, p1
  16. http://www.snopes.com/crime/warnings/fakecop.asp