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112 in Latvia

112 is one of the emergency numbers in Latvia.

112 calls are answered on average within 6 seconds. In addition to Latvian, the calls are answered in Russian and in English. The 112 operator can detect the location of the caller within 7 seconds in 98% of cases.

According to the latest E-communications household and telecom single market survey, 44% of Latvians know they can use 112 everywhere in the EU.

The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in Latvia:

  • 110 and 02 - police,
  • 113 and 03 - medical service,
  • 114 and 04 - gas emergency,
  • 01 - fire.

Disabled people can access 112 by sending an SMS. People with hearing and speech disabilities who are subscribers of fixed operators have the possibility to access 112 through a special terminal equipment. People with visual impairments can access 112 by using a Braille terminal equipment.

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Last updated on 22/02/2016 - 14:56