A modern and efficient central exchange system connects all the forces of law and order, accident and emergency throughout Italy. Accessing this number is fast and easy: simply call one of the emergency numbers, which are easy to remember.
The national number for all types of emergency from theft, assault to accidents and health emergencies. This number connects to the central exchange of the State police, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This number connects to the Carabinieri. In 1991the EU introduced 112 as an international emergency number, the same number for all member states, with the aim of facilitating use for all member state citizens journeying to other European countries. For this reason several language options are available on this number.
For cases of fire, sightings of smoke or gas leaks, call the Fire Brigage national number 115. Also for earthquakes and other natural disasters.
Number for emergency health services, ambulance transportation to the nearest hospital or health centre. A national service including island territories. A helicopter ambulance service is also available for diffcult access areas.
Road recovery service in case of beakdown, accident or other problems impeding traffic flow. Calling this number will alert the nearest branch of the Italian Motor Club (ACI), who will send mechanics to repair or transport your car. The service is operative 24 hours a day, but there is a charge .
The number for the Forestry Corps, for any eventual environmental emergencies. Serive active 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The Forestry Corps is responsible for safeguarding the natural resources and landscapes of the country, in particular dealing with forest fires, a major problem during the summer months.
In case of nautical emergencies, boating breakdowns or accidents etc. This is the direct line of the National Coastguard Service.
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