Emergency Numbers in Denmark

Numbers for police, ambulance and fire services: who to call and what to say in an emergency...

  • Fire, Police, Ambulance - Tel: 112

The European SOS number 112 can be dialled to reach emergency services - medical, fire and police - from anywhere in Europe. This Pan-European emergency number 112 can be called from any telephone (landline, pay phone or mobile cellular phone). Calls are free. It can be used for any life-threatening situation, including:

  • Serious medical problems (accident, unconscious person, severe injuries, chest pain, seizure)
  • Any type of fire (house, car)
  • Life-threatening situations (crimes)

Copenhagen & Hovedstaden Emergency Medical Number

The out-of-hours emergency medical service number (lægevagten) in Copenhagen and the Hovedstaden region is 1813. It operates between 16:00 and 08:00 on weekdays, and throughout the day on weekends and public holidays. Callers will speak to a doctor, and may be referred to an emergency consultation. Callers should have their health cards to hand.

Glossary of Emergency Words and Terminology

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Police Politiet
emergency nødsituation
ambulance ambulance
fire brand
accident ulykke
road accident trafikulykker
ill syg
doctor læge