An Alternative Number to '999' (which can be used in the UK and abroad)
'112' is the common emergency telephone number that can be dialed free of charge from any fixed or mobile telephone in order to reach emergency services (ambulance, fire and rescue, police) in numerous European countries, including all member states of the European Union, as well as several other countries in the world.
In some countries other numbers previously used also continue to be available; e.g. 999 and 112 both function in the UK, 061 and 112 in Spain. In the United States, some carriers, including AT&T, will map the number 112 to its emergency number 911.