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.
|Egypt||122||123||180||Tourist Police - 126; Traffic Police - 128; Electricity Emergency - 121; Natural Gas Supply Emergency - 129.|
|Ghana||191||193||192||999 for any of the 3 services.|
|Nigeria||199||199||199||199 for any of the 3 services.|
|South Africa||10111||10177||10177||112 from mobile phones (soon also from fixed line phones).|
|Tunisia||197||190||198||National guard - 193.|
|Sudan||999||999||999||Traffic Police 777777|
|Zambia||999||991||993||112 from mobile phones (see www.zambiatourism.com/travel/listings/emergency.htm).|
|Zimbabwe||995||994||993||999 for any of the 3 services.|
|People's Republic of China||Patrol: 110
|120||119||Traffic accident - 122.
999 for any of the 3 services in most large cities (e.g. Beijing and Shanghai, along with 120. 999 is privately owned and 120 is government owned).
|Hong Kong (PRC)||999||992 (fax on fixed line; SMS on mobile phones – latter being only available to subscribers with disabilities); 112 from mobile phones|
|Republic of China (Taiwan)||110||119|
|India||100||102,108,104||101||Traffic police - 103.
112 from any GSM handsets are redirected to the local emergency number.
Central Govt of India designate 108 as the national emergency contact number for Police, Medical and Fire emergencies.
Central Govt of India designate 104 as the Andhra pradesh state health advice emergency contact number for Medical emergencies.
|Indonesia||110||118/119||113||Search and rescue team - 115; Natural disaster - 129; Electricity - 123; Mobile phone and satellite phone emergency number - 112.|
|Iran||110||115||125||110 also serves as general relay. 112 also works for all emergencies from mobile phones.|
|Israel||100||101||102||112 also works for all emergencies from mobile phones.
103 Israel Electric Corporation.
106 For municipal hazards which are not emergencies, works in any municipality.
|Japan||110||119||Emergency at sea - 118.|
|Republic of Korea||112||119||National security hotline - 111; Reporting spies - 113; Reporting a child, mentally handicapped, or elderly person wandering - 182 (missing child report hotline); 114 connects to the phone service provider.|
|Maldives||102||Civil defence - 118; Police service - 119 can be dialed from mobile phones.|
|Malaysia||999||Civil defense - 991; Fire - 994; 112 can be dialed from mobile phones.|
|Pakistan||15/1122||115||16||15/1122 can be used to redirect to any service. 112 from any GSM handset will forward to the local emergency number.|
|Philippines||117||112 and 911 redirect to 117. 112 and 911 can be dialed from mobile phones. 117 may also be texted from mobile phones. 136 for motorist assistance (Metro Manila only), 163 for child abuse (Bantay Bata)|
|Saudi Arabia||999||997||998||Traffic police - 993; Rescue emergency - 911, 112 or 08|
|Singapore||999||995||Foreign travelers in Singapore with roaming hand phone facilities can dial either the 112 or 911 emergency numbers to reach an Emergency Call Centre in Singapore.|
|Sri Lanka||119 or 118||110||111||Accident service - 11-2691111.|
|Thailand||191||1669||199||Bangkok EMS Command Center - 1646 (Bangkok only), Tourist Police "1155" (English speaking emergency and routine assistance).|
|United Arab Emirates||999 or 112||998 or 999||997|
|Bangladesh||999||-||-||For the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong only (Dhaka Metropolitan Police - "999" and Chittagong Metropolitan Police-"999").|
The most common European emergency number 112 (following - Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
|Austria||112||Alternative numbers: 133 for police, 144 for medical emergencies, 122 for fire, 128 for gas leaks, 140 for alpine emergency, 141 for on-duty medical unit, 142 for crisis-hotline, 147 support for children and teens (crisis-hotline), .|
|Belarus||102||103||101||Gas leaks - 104; also 112 is being redirected to 101 on velcom GSM-operator mobile phones.|
|Belgium||101||100||112 for any of the 3 services.
Missing children - 110; Mental problems/suicide - 106.
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||122||124||123||From mobile phones, dial the international emergency numbers 112, 911 and 08 for information about the local emergency numbers that are to be dialed (122, 123 and 124).|
|Bulgaria||166||150||160||112 for any of the 3 services.|
|Croatia||92||94 or 112||93 or 112||Road help - 987.|
|Cyprus||112 or 199|
|Czech Republic||112||Alternative numbers: Police - 158; Ambulance - 155; Fire - 150; Municipal police - 156.|
|Denmark||112||Alternative numbers: 114 for nearest police station (non-urgent).|
|Estonia||112||Alternative numbers: 110 for police.|
|Finland||112||Alternative numbers: 10022 for police.|
|France||17||Hospital-based (SAMU) 15
Fire Service-based 18
|18||112 for any of the 3 services. 112 calls are answered by 15 or 18 dispatchers, depending on the caller's location. 115 for homeless, 114 for deaf or mute people (fax or SMS only).|
|Germany||110 or 112||112||116116 Block Emergency Electronic Authorisation e.g. credit cards|
|Greece||100||166||199||112 for any of the 3 services.
Forest fire - 191; Coast guard emergency intervention - 108; Counter-narcotics immediate intervention - 109.
|Hungary||107||104||105||112 for any of the 3 services.|
|Iceland||112||Alternative numbers: Police in Reykjavík Capital Area Non-urgent 4441000|
|Republic of Ireland||112 or 999||The Irish telephone directory says "Dial 999 or 112 and ask for the emergency service you require" but it has been reported that 911 also works on some networks.|
|Italy||113 Polizia di Stato (State Police)
or 112 (Carabinieri)
|118||115 (Firefighters) or
1515 Forest Service)
|112 (or even 113) for any emergency.
Guardia di Finanza (Customs/Financial Police) - 117;
Coast guard - 1530
|Kazakhstan||102||103||101||112 for any of the 3 services
Gas leaks 104.
|Kosovo||911||The previous number used to be 112 like all ex-Yugoslav states, as of 2008 the number was changed to 911 for all emergency services.|
|Latvia||02||03||01||112 for any of the 3 services.
Gas leaks - 04.
|Lithuania||02, 102, 022||03, 103, 033||01, 101, 011||112 for any of the 3 services.
The non-112 numbers are for separate emergency services differ in distinct telecommunications networks, whereas 112 is available on all networks.
|Luxembourg||112 or 113||112|
|Republic of Macedonia||192||194||193||112 for any of the 3 services.|
|Moldova||902||903||901||112 is being implemented by 2010.|
|Monaco||17||More severe 15
Less severe 18
|18||112 for any of the 3 services. 112 calls are answered by 15 or 18 dispatchers, depending on the caller's location. 115 for homeless.|
|Netherlands||112||Formerly 06-11. Police (non-urgent) 0900-8844.|
|Norway||112||113||110||Police (non-urgent) 02800.|
|Poland||997||999||998||112 for any of the 3 services.
Municipal wardens - 986; natural gas/LPG emergencies - 992.
|Portugal||112||Forest fire 117|
|Romania||112||Former short numbers 955(Romanian Police), 961 (Ambulance), 981 (Firefighters]]), and 956 Jandarmeria Română (Gendarmerie) redirect to 112. 982 Civil Protection. 983 Family Violence|
|Russia||02 (until 2010-2012)||03 (until 2010-2012)||01 (until 2010-2012)||112 for any of the 3 services (starting 2008-2009)
Gas leaks -04.
|Serbia||92||94||93||112 for any of the 3 services.|
|Slovakia||158||155||150||112 for any of the 3 services.
|061||080,085||112 for any emergency services.
Civil Guard 062; Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan police) 088.
|Sweden||112||Non-urgent police 11414|
|Switzerland||117||144||118||112 for any of the 3 services.
Poison - 145; Road emergency - 140; Psychological support (free and anonymous) - 143; Psychological support for teens and children (free and anonymous) - 147; Helicopter air-rescue (Rega) - 1414 or by radio on 161.300 MHz; Air rescue (Air Glaciers) (in Valais only) - 1415.(http://www.swisscom.ch/kmu/servicesupport/kontakte/notrufnummern/index.htm?languageId=en Swisscom: Emergency numbers)
|Turkey||155||112||110||Gendarmerie: 156; Coast Guard 158|
|Ukraine||102||103||101||112 for any of the 3 services
Gas leaks 104.
|United Kingdom||999 or 112||In 2006 101 was made available in some areas as a non-emergency number for police and local authorities in several areas in England and Wales with complete coverage scheduled for 2008, however funding was pulled by the Home Office in 2007 causing some of the 101 lines to close. However, some other numbers are sometimes classed as "emergency", particularly 0800 111 999 for gas leaks (0800 being a free call prefix), and 08 45 46 47 for NHS Direct (0845 being a local-rate prefix).|
Australia and OceaniaEdit
|Australia||Call 000||On a mobile phone, dial 112, 000, remembering to tell the operator your exact location. If you have a textphone/TTY, you can use the National Relay Service on 106. State Emergency Service (SES) units in The Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia can be contacted on 132 500. In Western Australia, the number is 1300 130 039. In Tasmania and Northern Territory, you will have to call the individual units. The number 131 444 is used for non-emergency police. For reporting crimes, Crime Stoppers can be called on 1800 333 000 from all internal states and territories. Threats to national security can be reported on 1800 1234 00. 911 may also be dialed in emergency situation from mobile phones ONLY however the call will be redirected to 000.|
|New Zealand||111||Urgent but not emergency police/traffic number *555 (from mobile phones only). Redirect connects many popular foreign emergency numbers. From mobile phones, the international emergency numbers 112, 911 and 08 also work. The 0800 161616 TTY and 0800 161610 fax numbers are operated by the police for all three services.|
|Solomon Islands||999||There are also local numbers for each service in each urban centre. These local numbers may be quicker than dialling 999.|
|Canada||911||Non-emergency 311 in certain areas. Some rural areas still lack 911 service. Also 112 is being redirected to 911 on GSM mobile phones.|
|Greenland||Call the local police|
|Mexico||066, 060, or 080||Some regions redirect 911 calls to the proper number.|
|Saint Pierre and Miquelon||17||15||18|
|United States of America||911||Non-emergency 311 in certain areas. A few rural areas still lack 911 service. Also 112 is being redirected to 911 on GSM mobile phones.|
Central America and the CaribbeanEdit
|Guatemala||110||120||123||Note: The number 911 exists but this is only for Private Services like Medical Insurance.|
|Trinidad and Tobago||999||990|
|Argentina||101||107||100||Emergency dispatcher for Buenos Aires (city), Santa Fe (city), Rosario (city), Salta and Buenos Aires (provinces) 911.|
|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 will be redirected to 190 when dialed from mobile phones and 911 will also be redirected to the police number (190)|
|Colombia||112 or 123 (landlines and mobile phones)||Traffic accidents 127, GAULA (anti-kidnapping) 165. More specialized three-digit numbers are available; check the local Yellow Pages for more information.|
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