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What number to dial in case of emergency in Poland? Posted by on Aug 12, 2019 in Regulations

If you are in an emergency situation abroad, you will need to know how to contact the police, an ambulance or fire department. I really hope you will never need to use this emergency call in Poland or in any other country! But just in case you find yourself in this situation in Poland, here are some important numbers to know.

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112 is the European emergency phone number, available everywhere in the EU, free of charge. You can call 112 from fixed and mobile phones to contact any emergency service: an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police. In Poland 112 calls are answered by the Fire Brigade and Police.

Alongside 112, the following emergency numbers are available:

  • 999 – ambulance
  • 998 – fire brigade
  • 997 – police

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Electricity Emergencies 991
Gas Emergencies 992
District Heating Emergencies 993
Water and Wastewater Emergencies 994
Municipal Transport Emergencie995

Emergency Line (for foreigners only in the summer season): +48 608 599 999, +48 800 200 300

Tourist Helpline – provides tourist information as well as aid in emergencies, e.g. connected to lost documents, finding urgent medical treatment, road assistance, etc. +48 222 787 777, +48 608 599 999

In case of emergency, you may also contact U.S. Consulate in Poland:

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw address:
Aleje Ujazdowskie 29/31; Warsaw, Poland
Telephone: (48) (22) 504-2000
This number is available 24 hours a day. For emergencies after business hours, press “0”.
Fax:            (48) (22) 504-2688 – Main; (48) (22) 504-2122 – American Citizens Services
The Consular Section entrance is located around the corner at Ulica Piękna 12.
Fax for the Consular Section: (48) (22) 627-4734 (during business hours).
For after-hours emergencies, call the main switchboard number.

The U.S. Consulate General in Krakow address:
Ulica Stolarska 9; Krakow, Poland
Telephone: (48) (12) 424-5100
Fax:            (48) (12) 424-5103
After-hours emergencies: (48) 601-483-348

Consular Agency in Poznań (limited consular services) address:
Ulica Paderewskiego 8; Poznan, Poland
Telephone: (48) (61) 851-8516
Fax:            (48) (61) 851-8966


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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.