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112 in Latvia

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The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Latvia.

Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:

  • 110 and 02 - police,
  • 113 and 03 - medical service,
  • 114 and 04 - gas emergency,
  • 01 - fire.

Disabled people can access 112 by sending an SMS. People with hearing and speech disabilities who are subscribers of fixed operators have the possibility to access 112 through a special terminal equipment. People with visual impairments can access 112 by using a Braille terminal equipment.

112 calls are answered on average within 6 seconds.

In addition to Latvian, the calls are answered in Russian and in English.

The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller within 1 minute in 98% of cases.

According to the latest  E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 47% of Latvians know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

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