The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Belgium.
Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:
- 100 - medical emergency and fire brigade,
- 101 - police.
Disabled people can contact 112 by call or fax. Access by SMS to the emergency numbers will be available in the future, but only for a limited group of identified deaf and hearing impaired people.
It is not possible to call 112 from a mobile phone without a SIM card.
Calls are answered in French, Dutch and English. They may also be answered in German in some cases.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 61% of Belgians know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.