The emergency services numbers

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belzeebob23

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I started looking into the powers of 112 and came up with quite a lot of interesting bits and bobs which I compiled into an article. Did you know you can text it for instance?

http://blog.artandscienceofsurvival.c om/2013/08/what-is-emergency-services-number.html

If anyone knows of any other countries it works in, please let me know and I'll update the map.

Cheers
Hi Steve
Works in Scotland LOL
A wee vid and Pdf telling you about it
[video=youtube;XPZv_8dABfU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded& v=XPZv_8dABfU[/video]
http://www.112.ie/Registering_your_mobile_phone/143#.UgiEtm3OC9V
Sure there is a few thread on this
Bob
 
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bushwacker bob

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You can also text 999 but ONLY if you have pre- registered your telephone by texting 'register' to 999 and following the instructions.
Useful if you can only get a weak signal to send a text but not strong enough to phone.
 

santaman2000

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Unfortunately, a couple of inaccuracies in that video.

In the UK, the text 999 and 112 are the same service.
IIRC in the US 911 and 112 will also both connect you to the same service. It's not really a new service per se; rather an attempt to standardize the number so travelers will eventually not have to learn a new one as they move around.
 

sandbender

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"...If anyone knows of any other countries it works in, please let me know and I'll update the map..."
Hungary like all EU countries directs calls to 112 to the emergency switchboard. However you speed things along (in theory) by calling a number specific to the service you require.

104 - ambulance & emergency medical services,
105 - fire-brigade, rescue services, civil protection,
107 - police.

I have lived here for six years and I have no idea what 'civil protection' might cover. :)
 

Lister

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Hungary like all EU countries directs calls to 112 to the emergency switchboard. However you speed things along (in theory) by calling a number specific to the service you require.

104 - ambulance & emergency medical services,
105 - fire-brigade, rescue services, civil protection,
107 - police.

I have lived here for six years and I have no idea what 'civil protection' might cover. :)
civil protection would be similar to civil defence/home guard/national guard/emergency management, i believe.
 

santaman2000

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civil protection would be similar to civil defence/home guard/national guard/emergency management, i believe.
Not sure about there but here National Guard is the same as your Territorial Army (except that ours also includes an Air Force National Guard) They don't have an emergency number.
 

sandbender

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civil protection would be similar to civil defence/home guard/national guard/emergency management, i believe.
I checked, the civil defence people deal with catastrophes and disasters such as forest fires, floods, earthquakes and industrial accidents. It has been a long while since we've had a really big earthquake however they have been kept busy with the other items in their brief. Presumably if you dial 112 and report a river of toxic sludge destroying your village they are the guys (and gals) who get the call.

The home guard are actually the neo-fascists, they were banned recently so they probably don't have a number anymore. :)
 

Turnstone

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Thanks, I didn't know that 112 worked in so many countries!

In Germany you can use 110 for an emergency police call.