911 in Switzerland

YES, 911 WORKS IN SWITZERLAND! ⁠⠀
Regardless whether you call from a landline or your mobile phone. ⁠⠀
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911 and 112 are two international emergency numbers. ⁠⠀
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911 can be called in Switzerland, both from landlines and mobile phones, and is forwarded to the next police emergency call centre. ⁠⠀
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112 can be called in Switzerland but where it is forwarded to varies from canton to canton. In most cantons 112 is forwarded to the police (117). ⁠⠀
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112 can be dialled or used in addition to other national numbers in nearly every country in Europe and also in Turkey and Algeria. There are a few exceptions, so before travelling, check a country’s emergency numbers. ⁠⠀
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You can also dial 112 in Australia, New Zealand and the US (if the mobile phone is equipped with an EU Sim card). ⁠⠀
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Automatic emergency call from your iPhone are preset to g to 112. ⁠⠀
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While nearly everyone knows 911 as an emergency number, in Switzerland the awareness of emergency numbers is much lower: only 50% of the population know 144 (ambulance), 65% those of the police 117 and the fire brigade 118. Only 10% of the population knew 112.⁠⠀
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Posted on December 11, 2019 by Luitgard Holzleg

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