112 is one of the emergency numbers in France.

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, 39% 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.

The national emergency numbers are:

  • 15 - medical emergency,
  • 17 - police,
  • 18 - fire brigade,
  • 115 - social emergency,
  • 119 - abused children,
  • 116000 - missing children,
  • 114 - National centre for emergency calls for users with disabilities 

Users with disabilities can access the emergency services through SMS.

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Published: 
11 February 2013
Last update: 
9 February 2018
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