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, 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

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Tuesday, 23 May, 2017

Last update: 
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017