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22 Emergency Phone Numbers You Should Know (Printable)

  • To help you prepare for any emergency, we have a list of emergency numbers you should know
  • Read through to be sure you have these contacts entered into your cell phone
  • Print out the emergency contact number worksheet to keep next to your home phone

It’s always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to the security of yourself and the ones you love. A quick call to animal poison control can save your pet. Having a plumber’s number nearby can help prevent any flooding if you have a pipe leak. Being prepared with emergency phone numbers on hand in an urgent situation can make all the difference.

How to set up emergency phone numbers on your cell

While it’s important to have these numbers next to your home phone, these days many people use their cell phone as the main phone line. Luckily, smartphones allow you to create a medical ID or In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact with your health information and emergency contact of choice.

Set up emergency contact on an iPhone

The iPhone has a Medical ID option that will inform others of your medical history and emergency contact information.

  1. Go to the health app on your phone
  2. Select Medical ID
  3. Edit so that it provides any medical and emergency contact information
  4. Select the option to show when your screen is locked

Set up emergency contact on an Android

Androids also have a built-in emergency contact information option.

  1. Go to your settings and search “Emergency information”
  2. Select the option to edit and enter your emergency contact information

Set up ICE info on any smartphone

Another way to make your In Case of Emergency number accessible is by making it your lock screen background.

  1. Go to the notes section of your phone
  2. Write down your emergency numbers
  3. Screenshot the note and save it as your screensaver

Label contacts

Lastly, if you don’t have a smartphone that has these capabilities, be sure you are labeling contacts correctly. Create a contact named “ICE” and put in your emergency contact’s info. It’s also helpful to label your contacts with their relation to your. For example, use the contact name, “my husband” or “my wife.” This way, if you are in an emergency situation and someone finds your phone, they will know who they are calling.

22 emergency phone numbers to have handy

The following are 22 emergency phone numbers you should know. Read through and then print out our list to fill with your local numbers and keep next to your home phone.

1. 911

This is a number that most people should know by heart. Dial 911 if you or someone near you is having a life-threatening emergency. If you are using a North American phone, this number will connect you with help. Dialing 911 in a non-emergency situation is illegal.

Some situations when you’d want to call 911 include:

  • Crimes in progress
  • Life-threatening situations
  • Fires (boat, canyon, rubbish, structures)
  • Traffic accidents
  • Hazardous chemical spills
  • Fire/smoke detector or carbon monoxide alarms that are sounding
  • Explosive devices
  • Elevator rescues
  • Fuel spills
  • Smoke in the building
  • Aircraft emergencies
  • Cliff rescues
  • Beach or water-related emergency



An alternative to 911, 112 is also an emergency telephone number, but it’s primarily used in Europe. If used in the United States, most phone providers will forward you to 911.

3. Local police department

Are you having a non-emergency situation that still requires police intervention? In this case, you’ll want to have your local police department number available. This number will get you in contact with officers that are on duty in your area.

4. Hospital

In addition to listing the number and address of your primary hospital, you’ll want to take note of a few others in the area. It may be helpful to note their distance from your home. Knowing this information can save time in the event that you need to take a trip to the hospital.

5. Family doctor

Not all medical issues require calling 911 or visiting the hospital. In the event that you need a personal consultation, it will be helpful to have your primary care doctor’s contact information available.

6. Poison control

There are different poison control numbers based on your region. Be sure to have your local poison control number available in the case of an emergency. To reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers, call their helpline at 1-800-222-1222. To add poison control as a contact in your phone, text POISON to 7979797.

7. Animal poison control

Pets are prone to getting into food and objects that are not meant for them to consume. If you think your furry family member may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, you can contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

8. Veterinarian

Add your regular vet to your list of emergency phone numbers to keep close by. Your veterinarian office will typically provide you with an emergency number if your pet is in trouble after its regular office hours.

9. Local fire department

If you are having a fire, you should call 911 and they will inform the local fire station. For more general fire safety information such as involvement in your local CERT program or burn day schedules, it can be helpful to have your local fire department’s number.

10. Water company

When a water line has malfunctioned or a natural disaster has compromised the cleanliness of your water, the local water company can help.

11. Power company

If you are left in the dark, you’ll want to be able to contact the power company. In addition, it’s important to have this number available to report any downed power lines you come across.

12. Animal control

For any animal-related emergencies, you’ll want to have the local animal control number. Situations may include an injured or sick animal, animal cruelty or aggressive animal.

13. Next-door neighbors

Knowing your neighbors can be helpful in times of emergency. Meet your neighbors and exchange numbers so that you can contact them if needed. Add the numbers to your phone as well as writing them down near your landline.

14. Tow truck

Being prepared for anything includes having a tow truck or your local body shop’s number accessible. If you have roadside assistance such as AAA, this number would be worth writing down as well. Whether your car won’t start in the morning or you get in an accident, these numbers will be of help.

15. Insurance agent

An insurance agent refers to any person you may need to get in contact with to file a claim in the event of an accident. This could include agents for home insurance, renters insurance or car insurance.

16. Boss

In the event of an emergency, you may not make it into work. If this is the case, you'll want your boss to know the circumstances so that your job isn’t in jeopardy.

17. Co-workers

Similar to your boss, it could be helpful to have the numbers of co-workers. If you do have an emergency or need to take a sick day, you can let them know about any outstanding work that needs to be completed.

18. School or daycare

Another important contact number to have available is your children's school or daycare. In an emergency situation, something may prevent you from picking them up on time. In this case, you’ll want to call and tell them you’ll be late or someone else will be coming to pick them up.

19. Locksmith

Whether you’ve been locked out of the house or need to switch out the locks after a burglary, this time-sensitive issue will usually require a locksmith. Find a reliable locksmith in your area and write down their number so you don’t need to do the research in a rush later on.

20. Coast Guard

If you are on the shoreline of a major lake or river it can be helpful to have the Coast Guard phone number available.

21. Local EMS

In some areas, the local emergency medical services (EMS) or ambulance are separate from the fire department and police department. Find out if this is the case in your town and if so, take note of a number where you can reach them.

22. State Division of Wildlife

If you live in a rural location, your State Division of Wildlife number could be helpful to know. This department can help you report any predators on your property such as bears or coyotes.

Emergency contact number printable

Print this list out and keep it visible by your home phone in case of an emergency. Having an extra in your car can also be useful. If you’re visiting somewhere new on vacation, looking up these numbers may be important.

Keep yourself and your home safe by having these emergency phone numbers easily accessible. No matter the situation, you’ll be prepared to call for help.


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Crisis hotlines & non-emergency lines for support and services. If you are in immediate danger please dial 9-1-1.

If you are in crisis please call the 24-hour UNI crisis line at (801) 587-3000.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about a loved one who may be having suicidal thoughts, please call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or you can visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. For more information regarding suicide and prevention, please visit utahsuicideprevention.org.

If you (or a loved one) need detox services and have insurance, you can go to any emergency room. You can call your insurance to see if detox services are covered. If you do not have insurance, you can call Volunteers of America's (VOA) Alcohol and Drug Detox Center at (801) 363-9400. VOA 's center is a 56-bed adult social model detoxification program. In this program, clients are assessed, screened for medical problems, participate in case management, and are referred to treatment. The center is located at 252 West Brooklyn Avenue (1025 South) Salt Lake City, UT 84101. You can also visit VOA's website for more information about their detox program. The facility is open 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, and the cost is based on a sliding fee scale.

VOA also has women specific groups, including 12 step meetings. Case management is available and clients can get a referral into a treatment program subsidized (when necessary and appropriated) by the county during their stay. There is a partnership with Christmas Box House for women with children under the age of 11 that need a safe place to be while their mother is detoxing. Please call the management team at the number listed above for more information (due to scheduling it may take a few days for this process to take place).

If you are in crisis please call the 24-hour UNI crisis line at (801) 587-3000.

If you are having suicidal thoughts or are concerned about a loved one who may be having suicidal thoughts, please call the 24-hour Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or you can visit the Suicide Prevention Lifeline website at suicidepreventionlifeline. org. For more information regarding suicide and prevention, please visit utahsuicideprevention.org.

If you or a loved one are currently under the influence of substances, including taking more prescription medications than has been recommended, contact the Volunteers of America's Detox Center. You can also contact your medical provider or go to the nearest emergency room.

If you do not need detox, but are an adolescent in need of substance abuse treatment please see Youth Treatment Services.

Youth Services

If you or a loved one are currently under the influence of substances, including taking more prescription medications than has been recommended, please contact County Youth Services or the Volunteers of America's Detox Center.

If you are under 18 years of age and in need of substance abuse treatment please see Youth Treatment.

Youth Treatment

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122 - Unified regional information and reference service.

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112 - St. Petersburg's unified emergency call number for calls from cell phones in emergency situations (you can call even without a SIM card, without money on your account and with a blocked phone keypad). nine0005

112 does not replace existing emergency numbers, you can also call 01/101, 02/102, 03/103, 04/104.

004 - Center for receiving citizens' appeals on housing and communal services, emergency situations in the city, as well as receiving messages from children who are subjected to violence in the family and outside it or who find themselves in a difficult life situation.

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Phone of the operational duty sector for monitoring and forecasting 575-75-57
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Claims telephone for city ambulance service 571-45-04

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197046 St. 677-87-17

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Contact phone: (812) 746-59-86
Fax: (812) 747-37-84
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Hotline numbers: (812) 746-59-86, (812) 314-19-48, (812) 374-31-97.

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Official website - www.pfrf.ru

194214, St. Petersburg, Engels Ave., 73
Manager's office: tel. (812) 553-20-78, tel./fax (812) 554-08-22
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Information and inquiry line: tel. (812) 712-29-81

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tel. (812) 316-68-66

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    Emergency Service 112 | Prague for all

    Home Important information Threat to life and property: what to do? Emergency service 112

    In this section of the Prague for All website, you will learn what to do if you or someone close to you is in an emergency situation and you need to contact the emergency service 112 to call representatives of one of the units of the integrated emergency services system , i. e. police, firefighters or ambulances. Also here are all the important phone numbers.

    • How to report an incident to the emergency services
    • What to do if the electricity goes out
    • Basic steps to be taken in the event of a hazardous substance spill
    • Evacuation
    • Flood code

    How to report an accident to the emergency services

    Have you witnessed an accident? Is another person's life in danger? Did you find a suspicious item? Now you will learn how to call an ambulance, police or firefighters if necessary. nine0009

    In a situation where your life or property is in danger, call the emergency number 112. An operator will connect you with an ambulance, police or fire department if necessary.

    The unified European emergency number is 112, a call to which is free of charge and possible from a phone without credit, without a SIM card, from places with a weak signal or no signal. Operators speak foreign languages, so it is important for foreigners living in Prague and the Czech Republic to know this particular emergency number. nine0010

    Until the call
    • Take care of your own safety (sufficient distance from the scene).
    • Get your bearings.
    When calling

    Tell the emergency line operator:

    • what happened,
    • where it happened,
    • own name,
    • how many people need help.

    Do not hang up - the operator may ask clarifying questions. nine0010

    In order to report an incident, it is important to know your location and know your location. In the Czech Republic and Prague, all streets are marked with signs hanging on each block of houses. Each house has a cadastral and registration number. If you do not know where you are, use the street lights in Prague, which are numbered and serve to pinpoint the exact location of the incident. Or the operator will determine your location by GPS.

    After call
    • Do not turn off the phone, because the operator may call you back to verify something or clarify the details.
    Emergency numbers

    All of the following numbers are available 24 hours a day, 24 hours a day, calls to them are free of charge and can be made even if there are no funds in the account.

    150 – Fire brigade

    • In the event of fires, accidents and the need to carry out rescue operations and eliminate the consequences of incidents. nine0773

    155 - Emergency Medical Services

    • Impairment of vital functions of the body, serious injury or disease.

    158 - Police of the Czech Republic

    • The occurrence of a security threat (theft, violence, finding a suspicious object or a dead body, a traffic accident, etc.).

    156 - City (municipal) police

    • Violation of public order in the respective locality. nine0773

    Emergencies and Evacuations

    This section also provides helpful tips on what to do in the event of a safety hazard such as a power outage, a hazardous substance leak, an evacuation need, or a threat of flooding.

    • What to do in the event of a power outage
    • Basic steps to be taken in the event of a hazardous substance spill
    • Evacuation
    • nine0770 Flood code

    What to do in the event of a power outage

    Now you will learn what to pay special attention to if the power was cut off for a long period, as well as how to prepare for such a situation in advance.

    • Use only a flashlight as a light source - using candles creates a fire hazard.
    • Unplug all electronic devices and appliances used in the home (including the air conditioning system). nine0773
    • Leave one lightbulb / one lamp on so you can know immediately when power is restored.
    • Tune in to your local radio station for the latest news; check your mailbox regularly.
    • Keep refrigerators and freezers closed to prevent food spoilage.
    • If you are taking medicines that need to be kept cool, we recommend placing a few bottles of water in the refrigerator. Water keeps the temperature cold longer, and thus medicines can be stored in the refrigerator for several more hours. nine0773
    • Use your mobile phone only when necessary; call 112, 150, 155, 156 and 158 only if there is a threat to life. If you cannot reach 112, try removing the SIM card from your mobile phone and calling again.
    • Limit movement - especially by car - to a minimum. In the event of a power outage, road light signals do not function, resulting in a traffic collapse.
    • Do not run the generator indoors. When using a generator, connect the necessary devices directly through the sockets built into it, do not connect the generator to the mains of the house. nine0773
    • In winter, you need to choose the right warm clothes. Do not use heaters designed for outdoor use as this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
    • In the hot season, do not underestimate the possibility of dehydration. Drink only water from trusted sources (best bottled).
    • Try to maintain personal hygiene as much as possible, taking into account your surroundings.

    How to prepare for a power outage

    Prepare the essentials:

    • batteries,
    • flashlight,
    • portable radio,
    • water supplies,
    • Non-perishable food stocks: canned food (e.g. meats and vegetables) and jams, dried meats, milk, cookies and crackers, chocolate, energy bars, dried fruits, nuts, sugar, honey, syrups, etc.,
    • gas (or alcohol) stove,
    • personal hygiene products, disposable wet wipes, hand sanitizer gel, detergent disinfectants,
    • If you use a computer, you should save and back up your data regularly,
    • Your vehicle's fuel tank should always be at least half full,
    • Prepare an "alarm case" in case of an emergency evacuation.

    Pet evacuation:
    • Cats and small dogs can be taken with you in a special lockable container, large dogs - on a leash and with a muzzle. nine0773
    • For exotic animals that can go without food for a long time, on the contrary, provide a safe environment and leave them at home.

    Securing the home in the event of an evacuation:
    • Shut off all gas and water access, turn off the power supply (using the switchboard).
    • Close all windows and doors tightly.
    • Empty the refrigerator and freezer; dispose of perishable products in a specially designated place. nine0773
    • Protect your household items from thieves and robbers.
    • Extinguish open flames in the heating system.

    Basic Hazardous Spill Action

    Chemical spill accidents tend to happen suddenly and unexpectedly. In this case, one cannot rely only on one's own strength and seek one's own refuge. You need to know in advance how you can get information about the threat that has arisen, and what your next steps will be. You can learn about all this in this section, so pay special attention to it! nine0009

    Announcement methods:
    • general alarm signal with acoustic warning system (sound of a variable tone siren lasting 140 seconds),
    • local broadcasting or special broadcasting vehicle, Internet, SMS message from the local administration, local cable TV,
    • in the event of a large-scale accident - universal state television and radio broadcasting.

    Do not underestimate any information about the possible occurrence of an accident. Even if the data is unverified, it must initially be considered reliable!

    Possible signs of an accident:
    • fog,
    • unusual flame color in case of fire,
    • bad smell,
    • optical distortion of the air mass over the emergency object,
    • sudden ignition on the surface of non-combustible materials,
    • nine0770 hissing sound of gas leakage, explosions, cracking of materials.

    Code of conduct:
    • stay away from the scene of the accident,
    • while outside, take cover in the nearest building,
    • when at home, do not go outside,
    • go to the top floor, take cover in the room on the opposite side of the epicenter of the accident,
    • do not try to hide in basements and underground rooms,
    • turn off the air conditioning and ventilation systems,
    • tightly close windows and doors, seal the seams with adhesive tape (it will help to reduce the penetration of substances into the room by 10 times),
    • while in the car, do not open the windows and turn off the ventilation system,
    • follow the media (television, local radio stations, special broadcast vehicles, internet),
    • if there is no shelter nearby, leave the unsafe area perpendicular to the direction of the wind as soon as possible,
    • Use improvised personal protective equipment whenever possible. nine0773

    Improvised personal protective equipment:
    • use a wet bandage (handkerchief or other similar fabric) over the nose and mouth and secure with a handkerchief or scarf tied at the back of the head to protect the respiratory tract,
    • to protect your head, use a hat, mask or scarf, completely covering your forehead, ears and neck,
    • to protect your eyes, use goggles (for example, ski or scuba diving), tightly sealing all holes with tape. In the absence of goggles, the eyes can be protected with a clear plastic bag held tightly against the face with a string or rubber band (nose openings must remain open to avoid suffocation),
    • to protect the body fit overalls, long raincoat, jacket, pants, raincoat, blanket or tarpaulin,
    • Wear rubber or leather gloves to protect your hands and rubber or leather boots or other high footwear to protect your feet,
    • the entire surface of the body must be completely covered with clothing, no exposed skin should be left,
    • any protective equipment must be pressed to the body as tightly as possible (if the sleeves hide the gloves, and the legs - the boots, you need to tie them up, etc. ). nine0773


    In this section, you will learn how to behave in the event of an evacuation, that is, if necessary, move yourself or move animals or any things from the affected area to a safe place. It also provides a detailed description of the preparation of the "alarm suitcase", which may be needed during the evacuation.

    Information about evacuation is disseminated through the media, emergency services, employers, etc.

    It is very important to follow the instructions given by the authorities responsible for the evacuation and arrive at the indicated place on time with the "alarm case". Before leaving the house or apartment, you must make sure that you have completed the following points:

    • put out an open fire in the heating system,
    • turned off all electrical appliances (except refrigerators and freezers),
    • blocked the water and gas supply channels,
    • made sure your neighbors also know about the need to leave their house,
    • put a piece of paper with their name and address in the children's pocket,
    • the cats and dogs you are evacuating are in closed containers,
    • exotic animals that can go without food for a long time, you provided food and leave at home,
    • took the “alarm suitcase”, closed the front doors, placing an announcement on them that you left the premises.

    Then go to the designated evacuation point. If you decide to evacuate on your own, for example by car (to the country house, to a country house, to relatives, etc.), inform the services responsible for the evacuation, indicating the temporary address and your contact details, so that you can be informed about the possibility of returning home .

    If your relatives are in medical, social or educational institutions, you do not need to go there - evacuation according to prepared evacuation plans is provided by staff there.

    After gathering, people are transported to special centers where they are provided with temporary accommodation, food and everything necessary, as well as informed about the incident and the next steps. nine0010

    Return to the evacuated area is possible only with the consent of the representatives of the integrated system of emergency services after the elimination of the source of danger.

    When you return home, carefully inspect your belongings. Report the damage to the insurance company or the authorities.

    Emergency Case

    Emergency Case must be assembled for each member of the family. There is a rule according to which each person can carry only one piece of luggage (adults up to 25 kg, children up to 10 kg). Most suitable for these purposes are rucksack (both hands free), suitcase which will take one hand, or bag (least suitable). Do not forget that when evacuating with things it is not always possible to use a private car (for example, during a flood). Many families have pets that will also have to be taken (carried) with them.

    To better remember the necessary contents of the "alarm case", you can divide it into several categories:

    Food and drink + dishes : First of all, well-packaged non-perishable food, drinking water (everything based on 2-3 days for each family member), a mug or bowl, cutlery and a can opener. If you have a special dietary regimen (e.g. gluten-free, vegetarian, etc.), please be aware that evacuation centers provide food for a large number of people, and therefore your wishes can only be met to a limited extent. We recommend that you bring a sufficient amount of special foodstuffs with you. nine0010

    Valuables and documents : personal documents (birth certificate, passport, residence permit, and insurance policy or state insurance card), other important documents (insurance contracts, building savings contracts, investment contracts, shares) and cash money + payment cards, as well as a list of contacts of your loved ones (family, relatives). Children need to hang a sign with their name, address and contact information around their necks. nine0010

    Medications and personal care products: Please bring your regular medications and hygiene products that you use. We also recommend taking vitamins and common nutritional supplements with you, as well as a reasonable amount of personal care products.

    Clothing and equipment for the night: clothing must be appropriate for the current season; you also need to bring a spare set of underwear and shoes, a sleeping bag, a polyurethane mat, a raincoat or an umbrella. nine0010

    Electronic devices, accessories and leisure: the most important thing is a mobile phone and its charger. Further, we recommend taking with you a radio receiver (built into an .mp3 player is enough) with a charger or batteries, a flashlight with spare batteries, matches, a penknife, a sewing kit, stationery and leisure activities: books, children's toys, board games, etc.

    Pets: food, muzzle, collar, bowl, bedding and other necessary items, including the animal's health book and transport container. nine0010

    Flood Code

    Do you live or work in an area where there is a risk of flooding? Now you will learn what to do in case of a flood threat and how to determine the degree of flood threat (on a special scale).

    As soon as the water level begins to rise and there is a great threat of flooding our house, there are several steps to take:

    • stock up on food and drinking water,
    • nine0770 prepare flashlight, radio and spare batteries,
    • remove or secure any items that could be swept away by water (leaning ladders and gardening tools),
    • move valuables from basements and underground areas,
    • secure environmental chemicals,
    • repark cars on elevated places,
    • prepare sandbags to barricade windows and doors if necessary,
    • start collecting the "alarm case".

    The media should be continuously monitored for reports on the current situation and its expected development. Information can also be obtained through local radio broadcasts and vehicles of the integrated emergency services system.

    In case of deterioration of the situation, the sound warning system (siren) will be turned on.

    Flood threat levels:

    • Level 1 - vigilance
    • 2 degree - readiness
    • 3 degree - danger

    In such cases, we have almost no influence on the situation, so at least the following rules must be observed:

  • be aware of the danger of the situation and do not try to get to areas with particularly turbulent currents,
  • do not cross the borders of dangerous territories,
  • not refuse evacuation and perceive it as a measure designed to ensure our safety, and not to limit our rights.
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