Emergency Situations In The Open Water Around The World

Emergency Situations In The Open Water Around The World

Children are taught to call 911 in the United States if there is an emergency situation. Children in other countries are taught differently.

For open water swimmers and coaches who travel around the world, it is important to know the proper emergency phone numbers in the country where they are swimming and traveling.

Some examples of these numbers include:

000 – Australia
065 – Mexico (medical)
102 – Maldives
107 – Argentina (medical)
110 – Japan, China, Taiwan (police)
111 – New Zealand
112 – Austria, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (medical), Ukraine
117 – Philippines
119 – Japan, Taiwan (medical)
120 – China (medical)
155 – Turkey (police)
171 – Venezuela
192 – Brazil (medical)
911 – Canada, United States of America, Fiji, Cayman Islands
999 – Hong Kong, United Kingdom

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Steven Munatones