European emergency number 112 in operation – How to receive messages, when to call

Implementation of the intermediate solution of the European emergency number 112 today , as ordered by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, is being implemented by the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.

The two centers of 112
As it became known from Civil Protection, the two 112 centers are now operational, having completed the training of their staff and will now be able to send messages to all citizens across the country 24 hours a day, seven days a week , after their trials in Syros.
By the end of the scheduled time for the final operation of 112, CBS and SMS messages will be sent as part of the intermediate solution.

Automatically alert one area mobiles
According to SAPP clarifications, CBS can automatically update all mobiles in an area to remove, for example, the population at risk, but because the messages must have a specific schedule for receiving the messages, will also be sent by SMS so that full coverage is available.

Launches an update campaign for 112
At the same time, a citizen information campaign, initiated by the SAPP, will be launched in the coming period on how to regulate the mobile phones that have not downloaded the CBS messaging program so that they can receive it notifications. Notifications can also be sent to landline phones in the final solution.

It is emphasized that in any case, citizens have the opportunity to call for help or to report emergencies to 112. In any case, the automatic location of the calling telephone has not yet been completed, which will be done immediately upon its final operation. , though it is now possible through the mobile operators working with the coordinating centers.

Civil Protection sms-citizens start sending -This is the message of 112 [image]

With a long sound and a mobile screen that first turns black and then the whole message is displayed, the sms comes from the emergency number 112 .

The message flashes with a note that draws attention.

General Secretariat for Civil Protection 10-08-2019 11:56 AM. Avoid actions that may cause a fire in the open air. Extreme danger of fire.

Protection instructions for The message is also sent in English

link to civil protection 112 press release 

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