The numbers 9-1-1 are not universally to notify emergency services around the world. Many countires have adopted three-digit emergency numbers, but use other digits. Some countries have banded together to adopt the same number, notably Europe with 1-1-2. But on other continents there is a wide variation in number assignments.
Surf this page listing the status of 112 in the European Union countries.
- In March, 2000 officials of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) visited Columbia (South America) to assist officials there with plans to establish a nationwide three-digit emergency number. So far, they've planned on using the number 1-2-3 instead of 9-1-1.
- Also review a state-by-state list of mobile emergency numbers.
- We've downloaded the latest
list of emergency numbers from the European Telecommunications Office, listing the numbers used by its 43 members countries. In many cases, these countries use several numbers. Note above that the 15 European Union countries are moving towards a single number--112.
- We've updated the world map with the 3-digit emergency number for the Phillipines--117.
- The Irish Emergency Ambulance Web
site contains an extensive list of emergency numbers in other countries.
- The Tech Rescue Web site maintains a list of emergency numbers around the world.
- The city of Tokyo has declared January 10 to be "110 Day" (get it?), asking residents not to dial the three-digit emergency number for non-emergencies.
- The Santa Clara County (Calif.) Fire Department has posted a list of emergency numbers around the world.
- A private Norweigan Web site has a map and listing of European Union nation's that are moving to the 112 emergency number.
- We understand that Brazil and El Salvador (previously 121) implemented 911 in at least some portions of the countries in 2000. The El Salvador installation includes CAD and mapping by Intergraph Pubic Safety.
- The Philippine Emergency Network has photos and an explanation of the nationwide 117 system
- Finland will convert its 10022 emergency number to the European Union standard 112 number by the year 2006. [Thanks Risto!]