Police, Fire Department, Ambulance

If someone is suddenly in need of medical assistance (for example, falls unconscious, cannot breathe, is injured in an accident or is attacked), you must call the emergency call center immediately on 112. This call is always free from any phone.
The call center will then make sure that an ambulance, police or other emergency help is sent immediately.

To reach the police in cases of emergency, call 110.


If you or somebody else has had contact with a poisonous substance or has been stung or bitten by a potentially poisonous animal, call 06841 19240. This is the Giftinformationszentrale at the Universitätsklinik Homburg (University Hospital). They can answer your questions and tell you what to do or what not to do. If you want to call for an ambulance directly, call 112 (see above).


Important vocabulary in this context:

accident Unfall
fire Feuer
there is a fire es brennt
injured person Verletzte/r
severely injured person Schwerverletzte/r
poisoning Vergiftung
traffic accident Verkehrsunfall
fire department Feuerwehr
police Polizei
emergency physician Notarzt
ambulance Krankenwagen
fight Schlägerei
robbery Überfall
bullet wound / gunshot wound Schussverletzung
stabbing Messerstecherei
unconscious bewusstlos
pulse Puls
breathing / to breathe Atmung / atmen
fracture of the arm / leg Armbruch / Beinbruch