Emergency services

  • 112 - International emergency call
  • 117 - Police - this is especially helpful as the guy on duty will pass you on to the right place if you are really stuck fo genuine emergency help
  • 118 - Fire station
  • 140 - Break-down service
  • 143 - Crisis line
  • 144 - Emergency rescue service - suspected heart attack usw.
  • 145 - Toxin information - this is the number to call if a child eats or drinks poisons or medicines/tablets not intended for his consumption.
  • 147 - Children, youth emergency call
  • 163 - Road condition
  • 187 - All-points bulletin
  • 1414 - Rega, air rescue
  • 1415 - Air-Glacier
  • 044 261 88 66 - Parents emergency call
  • 061 284 81 11 - Tropeninstitut (Tropical Institute)
  • 044 211 22 22 - Animal rescue service

For medical issues that are not emergencies:
https://www.aerztefon.ch/ - 0800 33 66 55

For pastoral care/counseling/someone you can talk to:
Dargebotene Hand https://www.143.ch/

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Good stuff!

Thanks for writing this up @OakbrookIL. Could this be pinned somewhere?

Heya, still figuring that out. For the time being I want to save what I can and we can then “clean up” later on.

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That’s a good candidate for a Wiki page, can you try converting it to one?

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Good idea.

Right now I am just trying to make sure we capture a lot of the good data. If you can tell me how to make a wiki page or do that and copy the stuff in there?

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These are the instructions for making a post into a Wiki post. I don’t seem to have the permissions to do it, but perhaps you do:

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I’m sure you can add the thread to the wiki later. You’re right to try and get all the data while you can. There are a lot of EF threads archived in the wayback machine, but the threads archives can sometimes be incomplete.

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It might be useful to add that 143 is what the Swiss call “Dargebotene Hand”. It’s a volunteer-service, AFAIK and it’s not available 24x7.
URL: Home ¦ Tel 143 Heart2Heart

Also, for medical non-emergencies, there is Ärztefon:
https://www.aerztefon.ch - 0800 33 66 55
This is 24x7.

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