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 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 Eurobarometer Survey on 112, 50% of Czechs know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.