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Offline Hagbean

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Emergency Numbers
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:43:22 PM »
Hi All
On the last forum we had some discussions re emergency numbers, e.g. who to call for what sort of situation.  I know this is lost but could we revive it?  Or have we already and I can't spot the thread/s?

The info I have (with caution as I don't know how accurate this is): general emergency number = 112 and dialling 911 is redirected to 112.  Ambulance 118.  Fire 115. State Police 113. Carabinieri 112. Forest service 1515.  Guardia di Fananza (customs, financial police) 117.  Coast Guard 1530.  No need for prefixes, just dial the number.
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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 06:29:18 PM »
Looks like a full set to me. Let's hope none of us ever need them!

Offline Hagbean

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 06:36:12 PM »
Looks like a full set to me. Let's hope none of us ever need them!

I agree - I am trying to put together some information notes for visitors to our house and this is one of the things I keep meaning to add!

Offline levissima

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 06:40:00 PM »
Well done Hagbea, you're quite right and it's important info so I'll make this a sticky

As far as I'm aware the numbers you quote are correct. For ease and speed here are the top three


Ambulance = 118
fire = 115
police= 113
Carabinieri = 112

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 08:16:32 PM »
Well done Hagbea, you're quite right and it's important info so I'll make this a sticky

As far as I'm aware the numbers you quote are correct. For ease and speed here are the top three


Ambulance = 118
fire = 115
police= 113
Carabinieri = 112
Top three??
info - 10/10
Counting - could do better  :D

Offline Relaxed

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 08:39:28 PM »
The Emergency Services, (I believe throughout continental Europe), implore us to ring 112 for any emergency.


The theory is that the person who responds to this number can arrange for whichever service(s) is/are necessary in double quick time. In addition there is a promise that 112 will 'often' be able to help in a foreign language - like English.


For a list to leave in a holiday house (which is a good idea) I'd just stick to 112, rather than making life more complicated by listing the individual service numbers.

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 08:48:17 PM »
Well done Hagbea, you're quite right and it's important info so I'll make this a sticky

As far as I'm aware the numbers you quote are correct. For ease and speed here are the top three


Ambulance = 118
fire = 115
police= 113
Carabinieri = 112
Top three??
info - 10/10
Counting - could do better  :D

Oops ;) I count police and Carabinieri as one even though  I know they're different!

Offline Allan Mason

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2014, 09:11:24 PM »
...The Emergency Services, (I believe throughout continental Europe), implore us to ring 112 for any emergency...

Not too far off-topic to mention that dialing 112 in the UK has the same result as dialing 999.

Al

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 10:40:29 AM »
"LIKE" ! good post, very pertinent information, thank you all.
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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2014, 06:02:45 PM »
...The Emergency Services, (I believe throughout continental Europe), implore us to ring 112 for any emergency...

Not too far off-topic to mention that dialing 112 in the UK has the same result as dialing 999.

Al
It's interesting that 999 has persisted in the  UK for so long after the original reason has disappeared and means nothing to many younger Brits

Offline La Vigna

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2014, 07:56:33 PM »
So just to be clear then, if someone is using a UK mobile, they just need to dial 112, not +39 followed by 112?

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 10:20:24 PM »
http://www.sos112.info/    for more info.  112 is a European-wide number.

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Re: Emergency Numbers
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2016, 08:24:08 PM »
Hi everyone

I think the idea of a national number for all the services across Europe as a whole is brilliant and having worked for the emergency services here I know 112 works too really well ....
Lets just hope we all need them as little as possible but just remain reassured "they" are THERE  ....
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