Calls to 112 are answered in French, Dutch and English. In some cases they may also be answered in German. The average time to answer a 112 call is 7 seconds. You cannot call 112 from a mobile phone without a SIM card.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 65% of Belgians know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.
The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Belgium:
- 100 - medical emergency and fire brigade,
- 101 - police.
Disabled people can contact 112 by SMS or fax.