European Emergency Number Has Become Fully Operational In Greece
- by XpatAthens
- Thursday, 02 January 2020
The European emergency number (112) has become fully operational in Greece according to a statement of the General Secretariat for Civil Protection. The control center for 112 in Greece is located at the fire brigade operations center in Chalandri and employs 100 people.
Each shift includes an OTE telecoms operator–who responds in Greek, English, or French–and liaison officers from the Hellenic Army, Greek Police, the Coast Guard, and the ambulance service.
The European emergency number is free and can be reached 24/7 from Greece, Switzerland, and any EU country.
Other Greek emergency numbers are:
- 100 - police
- 199 - fire brigade
- 166 - emergency medical service
- 108 - coast guard
- 197 - emergency social assistance