112 in the Czech Republic
The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in the Czech Republic.
Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:
- 150 – fire brigade,
- 155 – rescue/ambulance,
- 156 – metropolitan police,
- 158 – police.
For disabled end-users, there are special call centres.
It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card.
112 calls are answered on average within 1 second.
The calls can be answered not only in Czech, but also in English, German, Polish, Russian and French with the help of translating software.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 61% of Czechs know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.