First Aid/Appendix F: Emergency Telephone Numbers

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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.

Africa[edit]

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Algeria 17 14 National Gendarmerie - 1055; Counter Terrorist Unit - 1548; Support for children - 3033; Mobile phones - 112.
Angola 113[1] 112[1] 115[1]
Botswana 911 Police - 999; Ambulance - 997; Fire - 998; Mobile phones - 112.
Cameroon 112 Police - 117; Ambulance - 119; Fire - 118.
Chad 17 22 51 42 42[2] 18 Ambulance - 22 51 12 37[3].
Djibouti 17 19 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 Ambulance, Fire - 112.[4]
Mauritius 112 114 115 Police - 999; Fire - 995.
Morocco 19 15 Royal Gendarmerie - 177; Drugs & alcohol service - 113; Racial discrimination - 114; Non-emergency disturbances - 110; General information - 160; National Freeway Call Center - 5050.
Nigeria 112
Rwanda 112[5] 912 112[5] Traffic accident - 113.
Sierra Leone 019 999
Somalia 888 999 555 Traffic accident - 777.
South Africa 10 111 10 177 Mobile phones - 112; Emergency in Cape Town - 107.
Sudan 999 Traffic Police - 777 777.
Tunisia 197 190 198 National guard – 193.
Uganda 112 911 112 Police, Fire - 999.
Zambia 999 991 993 Mobile phones - 112.
Zimbabwe 999 Police - 995; Ambulance - 994; Fire - 993; Mobile phones - 112.

Asia[edit]

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Afghanistan 100[6] 102 101[6]
Bahrain 999 Mobile phones - 112.
Bangladesh 999 199 9 555 555 Those numbers are valid for Dhaka and Chittagong only.
Burma 999 Police - 199; Ambulance - 192; Fire - 191.
Cambodia 117 119 118
People's Republic of China 110 120 119 Traffic accident (road police) - 122; Private ambulance service (Beijing) - 999. Dialling 112 on mobile phones in China plays a bilingual message in English and Chinese about other accessible emergency numbers.
East Timor 112
Hong Kong 999 Mobile phones - 112; Deaf fax (fixed line) or SMS (mobile phones) - 992 (connects to all emergency services).
India 100 102 101 Chennai Traffic Police - 103; Delhi Traffic Police - 1095; Kolkata Traffic Police - 1073. 108 is used as a general emergency number in Bangalore, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
Indonesia 110 118 113 Mobile phones - 112; Ambulance - 119; Search & rescue - 115; Natural disasters - 129; Electricity emergency - 123.
Iran 110 115 125 Mobile phones - 112.
Israel 100 101 102 Mobile phones - 112. Israel Electric Corporation - 103; Municipal hazards (non-emergency) - 106.
Japan 110 119 Coast guard - 118;[7] Emergency question - #7119 (free call), #9110 (pay call).
Jordan 911 Mobile phones - 112.
Kazakhstan 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Gas leaks - 104.
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) 119 Mobile phones - 112. Operators speak Korean, some may speak English, Russian or Chinese.
Republic of Korea (South Korea) 112 119 National security - 111; Reporting spies - 113; Missing persons - 182; Phone service provider - 114. [8]
Kuwait 112
Lebanon 112 140 175 Police - 160.
Macau 999 Mobile phones - 110 or 112.
Maldives 119 102 118
Malaysia 999 Mobile phones - 112.
Mongolia 105 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101.
Nepal 100 102 101 Police - 103; Mobile phones - 112.
Oman 999 Mobile phones - 112.
Pakistan 15 115 16 Traffic police - 1915; Mobile phones - 112.
Philippines 117 Mobile phones - 112 or 911. 117 may also be texted from mobile phones. Motorist assistance - 136 (Metro Manila only); Child abuse (Bantay Bata area) - 163.
Qatar 999 Mobile phones - 112.
Saudi Arabia 999 997 998 Traffic police - 993; Ambulance - 08, 112 or 911.
Singapore 999 995 Mobile phones - 112 or 911.
Sri Lanka 119 110 Accident service - 11 269 11 11.
Syria 112 110 113
Republic of China (Taiwan) 110 119 Mobile phones - 112.
Tajikistan 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Gas leaks - 104.
Thailand 191 1669 199 Bangkok EMS Ambulance (Bangkok Only) - 1646; Tourist Police - 1155; Traffic Control Center (Bangkok Metro only) - 1197; Highway Patrol - 1193; Mobile phones - 112.
United Arab Emirates 112 Police - 999; Ambulance - 998; Fire - 997; Coast guard - 996; Non-emergency police - 901.
Vietnam 113 115 114

Europe[edit]

The common European emergency number is 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC – Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM 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.[9][10][11][12]

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Albania 112 Police - 129; Ambulance - 127; Fire - 128; Traffic police – 126.[13]
Template:Flag 112 Police - 110; Ambulance - 116; Fire - 118.
Armenia 102 103 101 Gas leaks – 104; Traffic police – 177; Search & rescue - 108.
Austria 112 Police – 133; Ambulance – 144; Fire – 122; Gas leaks – 128; Mountain 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 102 103 101 Fire - 112; Gas leaks – 104.
Belgium 112[14][15] Police – 101; Fire, Ambulance - 100; Missing children – 116 000; Mental problems – 106; Red Cross – 105. If dialing 112 for police, operator has to redirect the caller to 101.[16]
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 or 199
Czech Republic 112 Police – 158; Ambulance – 155; Fire – 150; Municipal police – 156.
Denmark 112 Non-emergency police - 114; Helpline for guidance from doctors and nurses - 1813.
Estonia 112[17]
Faroe Islands 112
Finland 112
France 112 Police – 17; Hospital-operated ambulance (SAMU) – 15; Fire brigade-operated ambulance, Fire – 18; Homeless - 115; Deaf FAX/SMS - 114 (connects to all emergency services).
Georgia 112
Germany 112 Police - 110.
Gibraltar 112 or 999 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. If using a landline phone, you must call the local police station, hospital or fire brigade.
Hungary 112 Police – 107; Ambulance – 104; Fire – 105.
Iceland 112 Non-emergency police (Reykjavík Area) – 444 10 00. 911 redirects to 112 on mobile phones.
Republic of Ireland 112 or 999
Italy 112 Ambulance – 118; Fire – 115; State Police – 113; Carabinieri – 112; Forest fire – 1515; Guardia di Finanza (Customs/Financial Police) – 117; Coast guard – 1530. 911 redirects to 112.
Kosovo 112 Police – 192; Ambulance – 194; Fire – 193.
Latvia 112 Police – 110; Ambulance – 113; Gas leaks – 114.
Lithuania 112 [18]
Luxembourg 112 Police – 113.
Republic of Macedonia 112 Police – 194; Ambulance – 192; Fire – 193.
Malta 112
Moldova 902 903 901 Police - 112.
Monaco 112 Police - 17; Hospital-operated ambulance - 15; Fire brigade-operated ambulance, Fire - 18.
Montenegro 112 Police – 122; Ambulance – 124; Fire – 123.
Netherlands 112 Text phone – 0800 81 12; Non-emergency police – 0900 88 44 or 034 357 88 44;[19] Non-emergency police (text phone) 0900 18 44; Suicide prevention – 0900 01 13; Animal emergency - 144; Child abuse - 0900 123 1230; Anti-Bullying - 0800 90 50.
Norway 112 113 110 Non-emergency police – 02 800; Child abuse and family violence - 116 111; Text phone - 1412.
Poland 112 Police – 997; Ambulance – 999; Fire – 998; Municipal police – 986; Gas leaks – 992.
Portugal 112 Forest fire – 117; Social emergency – 144.
Romania 112
Russia 112 Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Fire - 101; Gas leaks - 104.
San Marino 113 118 115 Carabinieri - 112.
Serbia 192 194 193 Police – 112.
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; Coast guard - 902 202 202; Civil protection - 1006.
Sweden 112 Non-emergency police - 114 14; Non-emergency medical advice - 1177; Information during accidents and crises - 113 13.
Switzerland 112 Police – 117; Ambulance – 144; Fire – 118; Poison control – 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) (Valais only) – 1415.[20]
Turkey 112[21] General Directorate of Security – 155'; Fire – 110; Gendarmerie General Command – 156; Coast Guard Command – 158; Municipal police - 153; Gas leaks - 197; Electric - 186; Water - 185; Toxic emergency - 114; Child abuse and family violence - 183; Forest fire - 177.
Ukraine 112 Fire - 101; Police - 102; Ambulance - 103; Gas leaks - 104.
United Kingdom 112 or 999 Non-emergency police (local authorities in some areas) - 101; Non-emergency health issues - 111. 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 Oceania[edit]

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Australia 000 Mobile phones - 112; State Emergency Service – 132 500; National Relay Service - 106; Non-emergency police – 131 444 (NSW, QLD, SA,WA, NT, TAS ACT); Crime Stoppers – 1 800 333 000; Threats to national security – 1 800 123 400.
Fiji 000 or 911 Crime Stoppers - 919.[22]
New Zealand 111 Traffic - *555 (mobile phones only). 911 and 112 redirect to 111 on mobile phones.[23] 000 and 999 plays a pre-recorded message advising the caller to call 111. Deaf TTY - 0800 161 610; Deaf fax - 0800 161 616; Deaf SMS - 111 (registered mobile phones only); Crime Stoppers - 0800 555 111.
Solomon Islands 999 There are also local numbers in cities which are quicker than dialling 999.[24]
Vanuatu 112

North America[edit]

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Canada 911 Non-emergency - 311 (some areas only). 112 redirects to 911 on mobile phones.
Mexico 066 065 068 Not all these three numbers are available in every state. Information about emergencies - 060.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 17 15 18
United States of America 911 Various services are available through regional or national N11 codes (e.g.: 311 for non-emergency police or city services) in certain areas. 112 may redirect to 911, but should not be relied upon.[25]
Barbados 911 Police - 211;[26] Ambulance - 511;[27] Fire - 311[28]
The Bahamas 911 or 919[29] Mobile phones - 112.
Cayman Islands 911
Costa Rica 911 Ambulance - 128; Fire - 118.
Dominican Republic 911 112 redirects to 911 on mobile phones.
Guatemala 110 120 123 Private medical insurance - 911.
El Salvador 911
Haiti 114 118 115
Honduras 199 195 198
Jamaica 119 110
Nicaragua 911 Police - 118; Ambulance - 128; Fire - 115.
Panama 911 Police - 104; Fire - 103.
Trinidad and Tobago 999 990

South America[edit]

Country Police Ambulance Fire Notes
Argentina 101 107 100 Police - 911; Civil defense - 103; Forest fire - 105; Coast guard - 106. 112 redirects to 911 on mobile phones.
Bolivia 110 118 119 911 redirects 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 in Mercosul area - 128. 112 and 911 redirect to 190 on mobile phones.
Chile 133 131 132 Useful mnemonic is ABC123: Ambulancia (Ambulance) 131, Bomberos (Fire) 132, Carabineros (Police) 133.
Colombia 123 Police - 112; Ambulance - 132; Fire - 119; Traffic accident - 127, GAULA (anti-kidnapping) - 165.
Ecuador 911 Police - 101; Fire - 102; Emergency 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 911 141 131
Peru 105 117 116 Civil defense - 115; Domestic violence - 100.
Suriname 112 Police - 111; Ambulance - 113; Fire - 110.
Uruguay 911
Venezuela 911

References[edit]

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  9. European Radiocommunications Office
  10. European Union
  11. "SOS 112 Europe". http://www.sos112.info/. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  12. Latest status on E-112 initiative: http://www.esafetysupport.org/en/esafety_activities/28_recommendations/
  13. http://www.eena.org/ressource/static/files/1-albania.pdf
  14. EU rules on 112
  15. 112 in Belgium
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  19. "Contact". Politie. https://www.politie.nl/contact. Retrieved 2013-03-01. 
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  21. 112 in Turkey
  22. "Emergency contact numbers". http://www.mit.gov.fj/index.php/emergency-contact-numbers. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
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  28. "Barbados Fire Service". http://www.fireservice.gov.bb/fire%20safety%20advice.htm. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
  29. "Reporting 919 or 911 Emergencies- RBPF". http://www.royalbahamaspolice.org/services/reporting_emergencies.php. Retrieved 13 October 2014. 
 
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