In Germany, the 112 emergency number is traditionally considered as a "fire emergency" and "medical assistance emergency" while 110 is known as the "police emergency" number.
The average time to answer a 112 call is 9 seconds.
In addition to German, the calls can be answered in English and the other EU languages with the help of interpreters.
According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 57% of Germans know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.
Users with disabilities can access the emergency services through fax and relay services.