The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Austria.
Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:
- 122 - fire brigade,
- 128 - gas-related emergency,
- 133 - police,
- 140 - mountain rescue,
- 141 - doctors,
- 142 - telephone counselling,
- 144 - rescue/ambulance,
- 147 - emergency services for children and young people.
For disabled people, separate numbers (e.g. 0043800133133) are reachable via SMS or fax.
It is possible to call 112 from a mobile phone even without a SIM card.
112 calls are answered within 10 seconds.
Calls can be answered in German and, in large cities and tourist areas, also in English.
The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller within 10 minutes.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey , 52% of Austrians know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.