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Emergency “911” telephone numbers around the world April 30, 2009

Posted by HubTechInsider in Telecommunications.

There isn’t a worldwide standard telephone number that people dial regardless of the country they live in to reach emergency providers. Also, many countries have a set of different emergency numbers for mobile phones, fire, police, and ambulance services. As a for instance, Hong Kong uses 999 for emergencies for landline phones and then 112 for cellular emergency calls. The very first emergency number was 999, originally used in London in 1937.
The following is a partial list of emergency numbers around the world:

Argentina 101
Australia 000
Brazil 190
China 110, 119, 120
Columbia 123
England 999
European Union 112
Iceland 0112
Israel 100
Jamaica 119
Japan 110
Mexico 060 or 080
Moscow, Russia 051
New Zealand 111
Philippines 117
Poland 997
Romania 961
South Africa 112


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