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EU emergency: 112

Postby ART » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:21 pm

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Re: EU emergency: 112

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nice clip and funny at the same time

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Re: EU emergency: 112

Postby Dakkus » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:26 pm

I find it astonishing, that this is still such a problem, in 2010.
It was about in year 1992 or 1991, when Finland changed the emergency number from 000 to 112 in order to comply with European standards. That is, 18 years ago.
Every household in Finland got a batch of stickers to glue to their telephones, reminding of the new emergency number and they told about it in the children daycare centre where I was as a child back then. There was also stuff about the new number in television.
And now, in 2010, people still don't know of the number?!
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Re: EU emergency: 112

Postby ART » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:57 pm

Dakkus wrote:And now, in 2010, people still don't know of the number?!


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Re: EU emergency: 112

Postby Bleker » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:37 am

I'm suprised to see taht 112 is written on all emergency vehicles except on the french one.

In France, we teach children that you have to use 112 when you are abroad or if you only have a locked mobile phone and that in other cases, it's better to call 15, 17 or 18 following what you need (respectively medical service, police and firemen).

Do you use other emergency numbers in your country or only the 112.

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Re: EU emergency: 112

Postby Dakkus » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:11 pm

In Finland there used to be a separate number for police, 10022, but it was stopped just a while ago. Now there's only 112. of course it was possible already earlier to reach the police through 112, as the rules state, but you saved the time of redirection by using the direct number. Now they have renewed the system and they even send an ambulance to Oulu if you need a firetruck in Tampere ;)

In Germany there is a separate number for police, as well. The number is 110 and you really should know it. If you call 112 when needing police, they will shout to your ear that you're an idiot :D
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Re: EU emergency: 112

Postby claudio vda » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:24 pm

In Italy we have a little group of emergency numbers

112 "Carabinieri", for every emergency
113 Police
115 Fire in cities
118 Healt emergency / Alpine emergency
117 "Guardia di Finanza" (Finance Guard)
1515 Fire in woods
1530 Sea emergency
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Re: EU emergency: 112

Postby tabbs » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:29 pm

Dakkus wrote:In Germany there is a separate number for police, as well. The number is 110 and you really should know it. If you call 112 when needing police, they will shout to your ear that you're an idiot :D

Do they do that in Berlin? Oh well, yes, I heard people can be pretty blunt over there. :mrgreen: The law does of course not make that differentiation. It simply says that, in addition to the EU-wide 112, the 110 is an emergency number in Germany. However, the legal obligation to make emergency calls from cell phones possible "across networks" (ie. when your network is not available at some place but another one is) applies to the 112 only. Hope you never have to make an emergency call to the police in such a situation and then get connected to such a jerk ...

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Re: EU emergency: 112

Postby tabbs » Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:14 pm

"A recent Eurobarometer survey shows that just over a quarter (26%) of EU citizens questioned could spontaneously identify 112 as the number to call the police, fire brigade or ambulance services from anywhere in the EU. Only in five countries (the Czech Republic, Finland, Luxembourg, Poland and Slovakia), was a majority of the population able to identify 112 as the emergency number to call from anywhere in the EU. In Greece, Italy, and the UK, less than 10% of citizens were aware." http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAct ... anguage=en

Not exactly encouraging ...

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