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112 in France

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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.

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