Is 112 the same as 999?

999 and 112 is the national emergency response service in the UK. 112 is the pan-European equivalent to 999 and can be used in the UK.

What is a call to 112?

112 is only for emergency assistance. If you call the number for another reason, it is considered abuse (if you do it intentionally) or misuse (if you do it accidentally). Abuse of the emergency number is a criminal offence.

Is 111 the same as 999?

Use NHS 111 online ( or call 111 if you think you need medical help right now. We can direct you to the best place to get help if you cannot contact your GP during the day, or when your GP is closed (out-of-hours). Depending on what you need, you might be advised to: call 999 or go to A&E in an emergency.

Is 112 the same as 911?

ITU standard: 112 or 911

AP reports that member states have agreed that either 911 or 112 should be designated as emergency phone numbers – 911 is currently used in North America, while 112 is standard across the EU and in many other countries worldwide.

What is 112 used for?

112 is the European emergency number, available free of charge, 24/7, anywhere in the European Union. Citizens can dial 112 to reach the emergency services, including the police, emergency medical services and the fire brigade.

Why do we have 999/112/911 as the emergency number? Explained.

When should you phone 112?

The emergency number 112 is for when you need urgent help, for instance when your life is in immediate danger, or if someone is seriously injured and needs prompt medical attention, or if you have witnessed a serious crime like assault, murder, robbery or a break-in.

What is 112 used for in UK?

999 and 112 is the national emergency response service in the UK. 112 is the pan-European equivalent to 999 and can be used in the UK.

Can you call 911 in the UK?

In the United Kingdom, the numbers 999 and 112 both connect to the same service, and there is no priority or charge for either of them. Callers dialling 911, North America's emergency number, may be transferred to the 999 call system if the call is made within the United Kingdom from a mobile phone.

Is it 999 or 911?

Life-threatening emergencies

Call 999 in a medical or mental health emergency. This is when someone is seriously ill or injured and their life is at risk. These emergencies can include: loss of consciousness.

Does 112 track your location?

2) The emergency number you need when travelling

If you don't know where you are, the operator will identify your location. 112 can also be used in some countries outside of the EU including Switzerland and South Africa.

Does 112 speak English?

What language should I speak when I call 112? You speak the language of the country in which you call. If you don't speak this language, you can provide the necessary information in English for instance. English is the most used language; in 21 member states you can get assistance in English.

Why is 999 not 111?

The official answer is that it was because the digit "9" is the easiest to locate in the dark on a rotary-dial telephone, being next-but-one to the little metal finger-stop.

What happens when you ring 111?

111 is a free number to call when you have an urgent healthcare need that isn't a life-threatening situation. Following a short assessment NHS 111 will direct you to the right service, at the right time and as close to your home as possible.

Can I text 999?

This leaflet says how to get help in an emergency if you find it hard to hear or speak. the coastguard can help if someone is in trouble in the sea. Or near the sea. If you find it hard to hear or speak you can send a text message to 999 to get help from these people.

What is 311 in UK?

If you don't need an emergency response, then you should call 311 (or 101 UK) or use our online reporting form on police website. This could be to report a crime or to seek advice, for example your car has been stolen, your property has been damaged or you suspect drug use or dealing in your neighborhood.

What is 101 for UK?

Reporting non-emergencies

Report crimes online or by calling 101 if they are not an emergency. You can also call 101 to give information to the police or make an enquiry. If you live in Scotland you can search by postcode to find and contact your local policing team.

What can you ring 101 for?

Silent 999 calls

Call 101 for non-emergency enquiries. If you have a hearing or speech impairment, use our textphone service on 18001 101. Please use this number if you're contacting us from outside of the UK.

Do you get charged for calling 112?

Remember that calls to 999/112 are free.

They can also be made on a locked handset (don't set your lock code to a number that starts with either 999 or 112 – you'll never unlock it again!)

Can I send a text to 112?

Yes. The 112 SMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the Republic of Ireland send an SMS text message* to the Emergency Call Answering Service (ECAS) where it will be passed to An Garda Síochána, the ambulance service, the Fire service, or the Irish Coastguard.

What happens when you dial 112 on iPhone?

When you make a call with SOS, your iPhone will call the local emergency number for where you are automatically. In some countries and regions, you may need to choose the service that you need. For example, in China mainland you can choose police, fire or ambulance. You can also add emergency contacts.

Can I call 112 for advice?

999 and 112: How to Call in an Emergency

To call 999 and 112, simply enter the number into your mobile telephone or landline. The call is free. The operator will answer and ask 'Which service do you require”. If you are unsure, the operator can advise.

Can you call 112 with no signal?

Calling 112 without a connection to your own provider

Mobile network providers will always put through a call to 112. You don't have to make a connection to the mobile network of your own provider.

What is 119 for UK?

You can call 119 if you have questions or need help with coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations, testing, NHS COVID Pass, and more. Calls to 119 are free from mobiles and landlines. 119 provides support in 200 languages.

Can 111 send you to A&E?

NHS 111 can help if you need urgent medical help or you're not sure what to do. They will ask questions about your symptoms so you get the help you need. If you need to go to A&E, NHS 111 will book an arrival time.

What can I use 111 for?

Call 111 to speak to someone if you need to: discuss complex medical problems. discuss worries about a long-term condition. get end-of-life care, or report a death.
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