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The emergency services numbers

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by Steve M, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. Steve M

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    Hi Steve
    Works in Scotland LOL
    A wee vid and Pdf telling you about it
    [video=youtube;XPZv_8dABfU]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded& v=XPZv_8dABfU[/video]
    http://www.112.ie/Registering_your_mobile_phone/143#.UgiEtm3OC9V
    Sure there is a few thread on this
    Bob
     
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    You can also text 999 but ONLY if you have pre- registered your telephone by texting 'register' to 999 and following the instructions.
    Useful if you can only get a weak signal to send a text but not strong enough to phone.
     
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    You can text 999 in this country too, but again you need to register first by sending the word register to 999. If you register for one you've registered for the other.
     
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    Unfortunately, a couple of inaccuracies in that video.

    In the UK, the text 999 and 112 are the same service.
     
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    IIRC in the US 911 and 112 will also both connect you to the same service. It's not really a new service per se; rather an attempt to standardize the number so travelers will eventually not have to learn a new one as they move around.
     
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    Surely in that situation you'd just hit up 112 instead?
     
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    I suspect it wouldn't work unless you pre-register your mobile with 112.
     
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    Hungary like all EU countries directs calls to 112 to the emergency switchboard. However you speed things along (in theory) by calling a number specific to the service you require.

    104 - ambulance & emergency medical services,
    105 - fire-brigade, rescue services, civil protection,
    107 - police.

    I have lived here for six years and I have no idea what 'civil protection' might cover. :)
     
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    civil protection would be similar to civil defence/home guard/national guard/emergency management, i believe.
     
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    Not sure about there but here National Guard is the same as your Territorial Army (except that ours also includes an Air Force National Guard) They don't have an emergency number.
     
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    I checked, the civil defence people deal with catastrophes and disasters such as forest fires, floods, earthquakes and industrial accidents. It has been a long while since we've had a really big earthquake however they have been kept busy with the other items in their brief. Presumably if you dial 112 and report a river of toxic sludge destroying your village they are the guys (and gals) who get the call.

    The home guard are actually the neo-fascists, they were banned recently so they probably don't have a number anymore. :)
     
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    Thanks, I didn't know that 112 worked in so many countries!

    In Germany you can use 110 for an emergency police call.
     

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