European police emergency numbers ?

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  1. sciac2001

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    Is there a previous post recording police emergency telephone numbers (from mobile phones) in the main European countries?
    (If not, can anyone advise for Spain, France and Italy ideally please?)
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    Below are the emergency telephone numbers for Italy.

    Simply dial these numbers from anywhere in the country.
    12 - Telephone Directory Assistance Number
    112 - Carabinieri
    113 - Emergency Police Help Number (also ambulance and fire)
    115 - Fire Department
    116 - A.C.I. (Italian Automobile Club) road assistance.
    118 - Medical Emergencies

    SPAIN

    The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Spain.
    Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:
    062 - civil guard,
    091 - police,
    061 - health emergencies
    080 - fire fighters
    092 - local police.
    Disabled people can send a fax and an SMS to the national emergency numbers.
    112 calls are answered on average within 7 seconds.
    In addition to the national language(s), the calls can be answered in English, French, Portuguese, Arab and German, depending on the call centres.


    FRANCE

    112 in France
    The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in France.
    Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:
    15 - medical emergency,
    17 - police,
    18 - fire brigade,
    115 - social emergency,
    119 - abused children,
    116000 - missing children,
    114 - National centre for emergency calls for deaf and people with hearing problems.
    It is not possible to call 112 without a SIM card.
    In addition to French, the calls can be answered in 40 languages thanks to the help of interpreters.
     
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    most of those are direct call numbers.....112 will get an emergency operator and redirect the call if necessary.

    why remember all the different numbers when 112 does the same job ?
     
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    Here in Belgium 112
    With or without simcard.

    Yes we do use other numbers for police fire ambulance

    But 112 gets them all

    Mel
     
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    Hello emergency??

    .....and just for everyone's information, 112 will also work in the UK just like 999!


    Simon
     
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    112

    Within Europe 112 has been introduced as a single number so that people crossing borders don't have to search around for the emergency number. You will find that English is widely spoken by 112 operators as its becoming almost the default language across Europe.
     
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    On mobile networks, calls to 112 are handled differently to calls to other numbers. Normally a mobile handset will request access to the network and then ask for a call to be setup, passing the number to be called. When the user dials 112 the handset request priority access to the network and then requests "Emergency call setup" no number is passed.

    The network will give the emergency call priority including, when necessary, dropping calls already in progress to allow the emergency call to go through.

    Most (probably all) handsets know about alternative emergency numbers so if the mobile is in the UK and the user calls 999 the handset will use the emergency call procedure.
     
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