The European emergency number 112 is not the only emergency number in France.
Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:

  • 15 – medical emergency
  • 17 – police
  • 18 – fire brigade
  • 115 – social emergency
  • 119 – abused children
  • 116000 – missing children
  • 114 – National centre for emergency calls for deaf and people with hearing problems.

It is not possible to call 112 from a mobile phone without a SIM card.

In addition to French, the calls can be answered in 40 languages thanks to the help of interpreters.