112 is the single emergency number in Finland.

The European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Finland.

The average time to answer a 112 call is 5 seconds. The calls are answered in English in addition to official languages Finnish and Swedish. Calls can also be answered in German, French and Russian with the help of interpreters. The 112 operator receives the location of the caller within 10 seconds.

According to the latest E-communications household survey, 64% of Finns know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

Disabled people can contact 112 by SMS.


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11 February 2013
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9 May 2017
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