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Emergency Telephone Numbers From Across The World

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Emergency situations don't come with prior notice. And, when such a situation arises, most of us are unprepared to deal with it. 

With time, governments across the world have created resources to help us deal with any unforeseen crisis, such as a house on fire or a burglar trying to break in. 

But, how can we avail help from the resources that are there to help us? Of course, by calling on their emergency helpline number. Every emergency service has its own designated telephone number and services can be availed by calling on these numbers. But, with different services having different numbers, it becomes difficult for an individual to remember all of them.

To alleviate this problem, India introduced a single number (112) for all emergency services. However, India isn't the only country to have such a unified system. Across the world, there are many countries which have a single telephone number to access services for any emergency. 

So, do you and your child know what are emergency numbers are used by various countries? Well here’s your chance to find out! Our ClipBook brings to you a list of countries with their emergency numbers to give you an idea for what they are.


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India: 112

India’s single emergency helpline number is fairly recent. Previously, there were different numbers for various departments, which are being phased out gradually. The previous emergency numbers were: 100 for police, 101 for fire, 102 for ambulance...

Usa: 911

The US government launched 911 in 1968 in an attempt to simply the process of asking for government assistance. Not only is the number accessible from every state in the USA, but it can also be used for any kind of emergency, whether related to a ...

Bangladesh: 999

Our neighbouring country Bangladesh implemented its emergency service number in 2017. It is available throughout the country to everyone. The same number, that is 999, is also used by some other countries such as the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Ma...

Australia: 000

Triple zero is Australia’s primary number for emergencies. It is meant to be used only when the situation is life-threatening or very sensitive. There’s even a separate number, 106, for people who have speech or hearing disabilities, which allows ...

European Union Countries: 112

You can dial 112 in any country belonging to the European Union in the case of an emergency. Europe has even dedicated a day, called European 112 Day, in order to raise awareness about the use of this emergency number. This is celebrated on the 1...

China: 110, 119, 120...

China doesn’t have a single emergency number system in place at the moment. So, if you are planning to travel to China in the near future, you have to dial 110 for the police, 119 for the fire department, 120 for medical assistance, and so on.

Sri Lanka: 118/119, 110, Etc.

Sri Lank also depends on multiple emergency numbers. You can dial either 118 or 119 to seek help from the Police and you can dial 110 to request for assistance from both the fire department and the ambulance service...

Nepal: 100, 101...

Nepal doesn’t have an emergency number for medical emergencies, though it does have designated numbers for various hospitals and blood banks. You’d be able to reach the police at 100 and the fire department at 101.

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