119 (emergency telephone number)

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119 is the emergency telephone number in parts of Asia and in Jamaica.

119 in South Korea[edit]

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119 is a direct-dial emergency number for firefighter and ambulance services operated by the National Emergency Management Agency. The caller's location is automatically traced once the call is connected, and operators who can speak English, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean should be available. 1339 is a separate number reserved for non-emergency medical information calls. An emergency pager service called "U119" also exists for registered people such as the elderly or cancer patients. 112 is the dedicated emergency number for the police in South Korea, with other numbers dedicated for other situations, such as discovery of missing persons.

119 in Japan[edit]

119 in Japan is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to fire and emergency medical services. On certain older pay phones, the number can be dialed by pushing a special button on the phone that will automatically connect the caller with the 119 dispatch center. Although the dispatchers still record the address of the emergency call manually, most systems are now set up to automatically log the location of the call as well (for cases of emergency calls where the caller is not proficient in Japanese or where the caller is distraught or otherwise unable to respond coherently). Unlike many emergency number services, the 119 system in Japan only services fire or ambulance services. Police are called using a separate emergency number, 110. Operators proficient in English and other foreign languages are available in Tokyo.

119 in France[edit]

119 in France is a free emergency number for beaten children.

119 in Mainland China[edit]

119 is recognized in China as the standard emergency telephone number for firefighters. As in Japan, the number for police is 110.

119 in Taiwan[edit]

119 is also recognized in Taiwan as the emergency telephone number for firefighters and ambulance services. As in Japan, the number for police is 110.

119 in Sri Lanka[edit]

The 1-1-9 emergency response system was established during the time of the Sri Lankan Civil War. It was established for the aid in battling terrorism by the means of helping civilians in the conflict and also as a supportive tool in locating and preventing attacks by terrorists. But now 119 became the standard emergency number for calling Police. When a caller dials 119 the request come to Police Emergency Division in Colombo and will be diverted to caller's area Police station depending on the situation. Though mainly used to contact Police, 119 calls can be placed to summon Fire Brigade as well whereas the call will be again diverted. The number is accessible from any part of the island and all phone operators support this.

119 in Maldives[edit]

The 1-1-9 in Maldives is a direct-dial free emergency number that connects the caller to the national police (Maldives Police Service).

See also[edit]

  • 000 Emergency phone number in Australia
  • 111 Emergency phone number in New Zealand
  • 112 Emergency phone number across the European Union and on GSM mobile networks across the world. Alternate emergency number of tourists in Macau
  • 911 Emergency phone number in US and Canada
  • 999 Old emergency phone number in Ireland, Poland and United Kingdom (where it works parallel to 112). Also an emergency number in several non-EU countries.
  • Emergency telephone
  • Emergency telephone number
  • In case of emergency (ICE) entry in the mobile phone book