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How do you call emergency services UK?
Last Updated: 6th April, 2020
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Likewise, people ask, how do you call emergency in UK?
What number to call in the event of an emergency in theUK.
- Ambulance: 999 or 112.
- Fire: 999 or 112.
- Police: 999 or 112.
- Gas emergency: 0800 111 999.
- NHS Direct (24 hour health helpline): 0845 4647.
Beside above, can you use 911 in the UK? 999 is the traditional number, however 112 and 911will also work. 999 is the number left over from the oldcircular dial phones, 9 was the longest number to dial so 999would theoretically discourage cold calls. 911 willbe redirected towards the relevant emergency call centre - in theUnited Kingdom.
Subsequently, question is, what number is 112 in the UK?
The European emergency number 112 is not the onlyemergency number in the UK . It is used alongside thenational emergency number 999. People with disabilities cancontact the emergency services by SMS to 112 or 999 as wellas through text relay on textphones or the text relayapplication.
What is the difference between 112 and 999?
112 is in fact a genuine emergency number, whichprovides the same purpose as 999. The only differenceis that 112 works throughout the EU. Calls to both999 and 112 can work when you have no signal –but only IF they can hijack another network. This is what the'emergency calls only' message means on some phones.