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Emergency Numbers

Postby rooftop » 04 Feb 2005, 16:11

Here are some emergency numbers that might come in handy:

110: Police

119: Fire and Ambulance

106: English Information

105: Chinese Information

Foreign Affairs Police (Taipei): (02) 2555-4275

There's a more complete list, including hospitals in Forumosa's Wiki here:

http://forumosa.com/kwiki/index.cgi?EmergencyNumbers

For veterinarians, try this thread here:

http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... sc&start=0

And for 24 emergency vets, see here:

http://forumosa.com/taiwan/viewtopic.ph ... 327#298327

Please add other numbers you may think are useful to this list.
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Postby Richardm » 04 Feb 2005, 16:44

On page two of the Taipei Times there are a few more numbers.
Here's one I thought might come in handy:
Police (English) 02-2556-6007
Luckily I haven't needed to use it.
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Postby hypermegaglobal » 07 Feb 2005, 13:42

Probably stating the obvious, but: the emergency numbers alone are useless if you can't explain where you are. As I learned yesterday, simply giving your address might not be enough, so it's better to learn how to give directions to the emergency services.
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Postby Joesox » 07 Feb 2005, 13:51

hypermegaglobal wrote:Probably stating the obvious, but: the emergency numbers alone are useless if you can't explain where you are. As I learned yesterday, simply giving your address might not be enough, so it's better to learn how to give directions to the emergency services.
Not stating the obvious at all. I'd have thought they were all GPS-ed up and an address would suffice. Thanks for the "heads-up"!

Hope everything worked out OK yesterday, by the way.
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Postby hypermegaglobal » 07 Feb 2005, 16:07

joesax wrote:Not stating the obvious at all. I'd have thought they were all
GPS-ed up and an address would suffice. Thanks for the "heads-up"!


Not sure if the ambulance had a GPS or not, the place was a bit outside of Taichung and "rather new" (3-5 years), so it might not be on any navigation system's maps. Actually they almost found it by themselves, it was just the last turn which they didn't make. Anyhow, they were surprisingly fast, though the way back to the hospital was a bit strange (IMHO).

joesax wrote:Hope everything worked out OK yesterday, by the way.


Thanks, everything went quite smooth and the patient will recover completely in a few weeks. Nothing happened to me, I was just the one to get help.
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Postby Hartzell » 16 Feb 2005, 17:35

hypermegaglobal wrote:Probably stating the obvious, but: the emergency numbers alone are useless if you can't explain where you are. As I learned yesterday, simply giving your address might not be enough, so it's better to learn how to give directions to the emergency services.

How are the emergency services' people in responding to directions such as "the northeast corner of [an intersection]" or "the southwest corner of [some crossroads]" ...... etc. Does anyone have experience in giving directions this way ???

Since the Chinese invented the compass, I would assume that using the points of the compass to identify one's current position would be the preferred method . . . . . . . .
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Postby Fox » 02 May 2005, 12:07

If you are in the mountains and cannot raise a network, but have an emergency you can dial 112.
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Postby Mianbao » 24 May 2005, 11:46

For emergency counselling and/or psychologist referral: (02) 2346-6662

For crisis, suicide prevention, etc.: Lifeline Int'l (02) 2547-3587, 2718-9595
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Postby lingq » 23 Nov 2005, 10:26

Fox wrote:If you are in the mountains and cannot raise a network, but have an emergency you can dial 112.



I got an email this morning it said it has changed to 119 as well.
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Not so Emergency, but helpful all the time

Postby CrazyIvan » 19 Oct 2006, 14:12

I found that all emergency numbers did not include a foreign service hotline they lauched few(2, I think) year ago.

That is a toll free hotline: 0800-024-111, which literally solve most of your problems. I got a drivers' license problem and did not know where to go. This hotline solve it. Plus, I heard lots of friends using this hotline as a communication tool to taxi driver.

Most important of all, it is FREE, and 24-hour services. You can call from home, or even mobile.

Hope more and more people find it helpful.:)
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