Saturday, 29 April 2017

An update of useful numbers

Having separate numbers aims to give a faster response - but if in doubt there is always 112

18: Emergencies: This number connects to the fire brigade (Sapeurs Pompiers) but they deal with medical emergencies and should be the first port of call in life-threatening situations
15: Samu (for other urgent medical call-outs)
17: Police / Gendarmes
112: Universal European Emergency Services number - works from all phones including mobiles
114: Emergency calls (hearing assisted)
115: Emergency Shelter
119: Reporting child abuse
196: Sea and lake rescue
197: Terror/kidnapping hotline
01 40 05 48 48: Anti-poison centre
09 726 750 + your department number e.g. 24 for the Dordogne): Gas & electricity emergencies
3237: (0.35/min) Outside hours GP and pharmacy information (also available on