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Emergency Numbers

Who to call and what to say in an emergency...

National Emergency Services
Service Telephone
Medical Service (Service médical d'urgence / Medische spoeddienst) 100
Police (Police Fédérale / Federale politie) 101
Fire Service (Pompiers / Medische spoeddienst) 100
Pan-European emergency number
(calls are free from any mobile cellular of fixed-line telephone)
European SOS 112

The number 112 can be dialled to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

  • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)
  • Any type of fire (house, car)
  • Life-threatening situations (crimes)
  • SOS 112 website
  • Information on the 112 number from the European Commission website
Sea Rescue (Services de secours en mer)

In the event of an emergency in Belgian waters: radio or telephone for help. Local emergency numbers for sea emergencies (Services de secours en mer) are as follows:

Blankenberge Emergency number Tel: 05 042 98 42
Blankenberge Information number Tel: 05 041 97 97
Nieuwpoort Tel: 05 823 30 00
Osstende Tel: 05 970 11 00
Zeebrugge Tel: 05 054 50 72
Glossary of Emergency Terms & Phrases
English French Dutch
Accident Accident ongeluk
Emergency Urgence spoedgeval
I need an ambulance J'ai besoin d'une ambulance Ik heb een ziekenwagen nodig
I need a doctor Il me faut un médécin Ik heb een doctor nodig
I need the police J'ai besoin de la police Ik heb de politie nodig
Heart attack Crise cardiaque Hartaanval
Stroke Un accident vasculaire cérébral Beroerte
Very sick Très malade Heel ziek
Unconscious Sans connaissance Buitenbewustijn

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