The average time to answer a 112 call is 13 seconds after a compulsory message. 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, 40% of French people know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.
The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in France:
- 15 - medical emergency,
- 17 - police,
- 18 - fire brigade,
- 115 - social emergency,
- 119 - abused children,
- 116000 - missing children,
- 114 - National centre for emergency calls for disabled end-users