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112 in Germany

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112 emergency is traditionally considered as a "fire emergency" and "emergency medical assistance" number whereas 110 is known as the "police emergency" number.

The disabled people can contact 112 by Fax.

It is not possible to call 112 from a mobile phone without a SIM card.

95% of 112 calls are answered within 20 seconds.

In addition to German, the calls can be answered in English and the other EU languages with the help of interpreters.

The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller within 70 seconds.

According to the latest  E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 42% of Germans know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

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Last updated on 05/03/2014