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European Union 112 Day

European Union 112 Day

European Union 112 Day

Originally shared by European Commission

112 Day: New technology helps locate EU citizens in distress

Anyone can dial 112 for free in any EU country to contact emergency services, thanks to EU legislation introduced in 1991.

Every year the line receives an average of 255 million mobile emergency calls, while about 300,000 people who call the emergency services cannot describe their location — because they may not know where they are, might be too young to say, or are too injured to communicate.

In these situations, knowing the exact location of the caller can help emergency services to react quickly and save lives! Learn more:!uN73bj

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