The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in France.
Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:
- 15 - medical emergency,
- 17 - police,
- 18 - fire brigade,
- 115 - social emergency,
- 119 - abused children,
- 116000 - missing children,
- 114 - National centre for emergency calls for deaf and people with hearing problems.
It is not possible to call 112 from a mobile phone without a SIM card.
In addition to French, the calls can be answered in 40 languages thanks to the help of interpreters.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 33% of French people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.