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911 by Country 2024

Residents of the United States know that in the event of an emergency, they can dial 911 to summon an ambulance, the police, the fire department, or other emergency services. However, while most every country in the world utilizes a similar system, very few use the specific number 911. Additionally, many countries have separate emergency numbers for police, ambulance, and fire, as well as for other services like a domestic abuse hotline. Several countries also utilize one emergency number for landlines and a different number for mobile phones.

Most public telephone networks utilize a single emergency telephone number that enables callers to contact local emergency services for assistance in emergencies. Emergency calls are answered by either a telephone operator or an emergency service dispatcher, who determines the nature of the emergency and connects the caller to the appropriate emergency service. Dispatchers are often also trained to give urgent advice and assist the caller in life-threatening situations while emergency personnel are on the way.

History of the 911 emergency call system

The first emergency number system anywhere in the world was deployed in London on July 1, 1937. The number was 999. In the United States, the first emergency number appeared in 1946. The number was 116, which was an emergency line for Los Angeles, California. The first 911 emergency phone service first went into use in Alabama in 1968 and 911 systems became widespread during the 1980s.

Tips for utilizing emergency numbers when traveling internationally

Conventional wisdom advises international travelers to save the emergency numbers of the countries they plan to visit to their phones ahead of time, so as to remove the need to remember the numbers during the stress of an emergency. This is especially important because many countries use separate numbers for police, fire, and medical emergencies. Like the United States, most countries utilize three digit numbers for emergencies, but a few countries utilize extended numbers. Chad and Comoros both use longer numbers for medical emergencies (2251-4242 and 772-03-73 respectively) and Guinea uses a six-digit emergency number for fire (442-020).

On a simpler note, several nations have joined the United States in utilizing 911 as their emergency phone number. These nations include American Samoa, Aruba, Barbados, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, and many more.

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Country
Police
Ambulance
Fire
Afghanistan100102101
Albania129127128
Algeria17; 1121414
American Samoa911911911
Andorra110; 112116; 112118; 112
Angola113116115
Anguilla911911911
Antigua and Barbuda999; 911999; 911999; 911
Argentina101; 911107100
Armenia102103101
Aruba911911911
Austria133144122
Azerbaijan102; 112103; 112101; 112
Bahamas919919919
Bahrain999; 112999; 112999; 112
Bangladesh999999999
Barbados211; 911511311; 911
Belarus102103101
Belgium101; 112100; 112100; 112
Belize911911990
Benin116112118
Bermuda911911911
Bhutan113112110
Bolivia110160119
Bosnia and Herzegovina122124123
Botswana999913998
Brazil190192193
Brunei993991995
Bulgaria166150160
Burkina Faso16135112
Burundi111117118
Cambodia117119118
Cameroon112112112
Canada911911911
Cape Verde132130131
Cayman Islands911911911
Central African Republic1171220118
Chad172251-424218
Chile133131132
China110120119
Colombia123123123
ComorosNoneNoneNone
Cook Islands999998996
Costa Rica911; 112911; 112911; 112
Croatia92; 11294; 11293; 112
Cuba106104105
Curacao911912911
Cyprus1121400112; 199
Czech Republic158155150
Denmark112112112
Djibouti171918
Dominica999999999
Dominican Republic911911911
DR Congo114; 118None113
Ecuador101; 911131; 911102; 911
Egypt122123180
El Salvador911911911; 913
Equatorial Guinea113; 114112115
Eritrea113114116
Estonia110112112
Eswatini999911933
Ethiopia991907939
Falkland Islands112; 999112; 999112; 999
Faroe Islands112112112
Fiji911; 000; 917; 919;911; 000911; 000
Finland112112112
France171518
French Guiana112112112
French Polynesia112112112
Gabon1722130018
Gambia117116118
Georgia122; 112113; 112111; 112
Germany110112112
Ghana191193192
Gibraltar199; 112; 999190; 112; 999190; 112; 999
Greece112; 100112; 166112; 199
Greenland112112112
Grenada911434; 724; 774911
Guadeloupe112112112
Guam911911911
Guatemala110; 120128123
Guinea11718442-020
Guinea Bissau117109118
Guyana911913912
Haiti114; 122116115
Honduras199199198
Hong Kong999999999
Hungary107104105
Iceland112112112
India100102101
Indonesia112112112
Iran110115125
Iraq104122115
Ireland112112112
Isle of Man112; 999112; 999112; 999
Israel100101102
Italy113; 112118; 112115; 112
Ivory Coast110; 111; 170185180
Jamaica112; 110; 911; 119110110
Japan110119119
Jordan911; 191911911
Kazakhstan102; 112103; 112101; 112
Kenya112; 999; 911112; 999; 911112; 999; 911
Kiribati192194 (Nawerewere Area); 195 (Betio Area)193
Kuwait112112112
Kyrgyzstan102103101
Laos191195190
Latvia110; 02 (fixed line)113;03 (fixed line)112;01 (fixed line)
Lebanon112; 160140175
Lesotho123121122
Liberia911911911
Libya193191190
Liechtenstein117; 112144; 112118; 112
Lithuania112; 02; (land line) 102 (mobile)112 03; (land line) 103 (mobile)112 01; (land line) 101 (mobile)
Luxembourg113112112
Macau999999999
Madagascar117124118
Malawi997; 990998999
Malaysia999999999
Maldives119102118
Mali171518
Malta191; 112196; 116; 117; 112199; 112
Marshall Islands911911911
Martinique112112112
Mauritania116101118
Mauritius999; 112114995; 115
Mayotte112112112
Mexico911911911
Micronesia911911911
Moldova902903901
Monaco17112; 15112; 18
Mongolia102103101
Montenegro122124123
Montserrat911911911
Morocco19; 177; 112 (from mobiles)1515
Mozambique119117198
Myanmar999999999
Namibia10111NoneNone
Nauru110111112
Nepal100102101
Netherlands112112112
New Caledonia112112112
New Zealand111111111
Nicaragua118128115; 120
Niger1615118
Nigeria112112112
North Macedonia192194193
Norway112113110
Oman999; 112999; 112999; 112
Pakistan15112216
Palau911911911
Panama104911103
Papua New Guinea112111110
Paraguay911911911
Peru105117; 106116
Philippines911911911
Poland986999998
Portugal112112112
Puerto Rico911911911
Qatar999; 112 (from mobiles)999; 112 (from mobiles)999; 112 (from mobiles)
Republic of the Congo117None118
Reunion112112112
Romania112112112
Russia231
Rwanda112912112
Saint Kitts and Nevis911911911
Saint Lucia999911911
Saint Pierre and Miquelon112112112
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines911; 999None911; 999
Samoa995996994
San Marino113; 112118115
Sao Tome and Principe112112112
Saudi Arabia999997998
Senegal123151518
Serbia92; 19294; 19493; 193
Seychelles133141111
Sierra Leone19999999
Singapore999995995
Slovakia112; 158112; 155112; 150
Slovenia112; 113112112
Solomon Islands999911988
Somalia888999555
South Africa101111017710177
South Korea112119119
South Sudan112, 777333555
Spain112112112
Sri Lanka119110110
Sudan777333998
Suriname111; 115113110
Sweden112112112
Switzerland117144118
Syria112110113
Taiwan110119119
Tajikistan112112112
Tanzania112115; 199114
Thailand1911669*199
Timor Leste112112112
Togo112111118
Tonga922933999; 927; 928
Trinidad and Tobago999; 911811990
Tunisia197; 193190198
Turkey155112110
Turkmenistan112112112
Tuvalu911911911
Uganda112911112
Ukraine102103101
United Arab Emirates999; 112998; 112997; 112
United Kingdom999; 112999; 112999; 112
United States911911911
United States Virgin Islands911911911
Uruguay911911911
Uzbekistan102101103
Vanuatu11112113
Vatican City113118115
Venezuela171171171
Vietnam113115114
Western Sahara150150150
Yemen194191191
Zambia991902993
Zimbabwe999999999
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What is 911 in Europe?

European countries do not use 911 to reach emergency services. The phone number to use depends on the county and services needed.

Can you dial 911 in any country?

Calling 911 anywhere in the world may not reach emergency services. However, the Philippines, Mexico, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Aruba, Venezuela, Bermuda, and others do use 911.

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