During my volunteering service for my sadness, I experienced a bicycle accident. That was no one's fault, as I took a narrow bicycle road, where another bicycle was parked. I fall down from the bike to the road where cars are driving. On my luck, they drive there rarely and at that moment they were waiting to turn. Therefore, I did not meet any car and I was confident to stand up and go to my home & office that are situated at the same place, and as result, my colleagues brought me to the hospital to be checked up by the emergency. What if I was far away from my home, and far away from people with no internet? What if I could not stand and find help by myself? I realised that I do not know the emergency number...and got scared for a moment. Solution - to learn by heart these 3 numbers code, which would be helpful for an urgent situation - that is 112 in European Union.
To begin with, 112 is the common European emergency number, available free of charge, can be reached by landlines as well as mobiles 24/7, in all EU Member-States, while also at Albania, Georgia, Moldova, Iceland, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey. Citizens can dial 112 to contact the emergency services, including the police, emergency medical services, and the fire division. Basically, there are two types of emergency – criminal and medical. The increased numbers of Europeans traveling within the EU initiated the Council of the EU to introduce a shared emergency number in all EU countries to avoid the need of remembering different national numbers relying on someone's location. 112 is an uncomplicated number to remember and the only number a person must know when traveling in the EU, a great solution that means when considering people in an emergency.
European Emergency number association considers that having a joint emergency number around in Europe is directly benefiting citizens and visitors. Nevertheless, for someone's bad consequences this potentially life-saving number is essentially unknown. For years, many campaigns have been implemented to increase the awareness of the 112 emergency number more well-known, even though many people do not remember it.
At the same time, it is important what is considered as an emergency case in case something went bad with your health condition and you need a medical service. Be careful, that sometimes you might be fined because of the not emergent situation because you could reach the hospital by yourself. Call 112 immediately if you’re having: a heart attack, stroke, severe shortness of breath, significant blood loss, or one that has poisoned you.
The main goal of the emergency telephone number 112 is that someday, it will be universal throughout the world for any type of circumstance, an accident, a fire, a robbery, and others, which will make the communities safer for all, tourists and residents.
Therefore, do not forget this essential emergency telephone number 112 when you are living in an EU member-state or traveling to there or some other surrounding counties, make sure that you remember this number, 112.