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112 in Finland

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112 is the single emergency number in Finland.

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

112 calls are answered within 6 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 can detect the location of the caller within about 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.

Maritime rescue services have their own numbers - 0204100 and in some regional areas numbers from 0204100x- series, but those numbers don't have a full emergency number status.

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Last updated on 16/02/2016 - 17:43