What is 1-0-8?
i. 108 is three digit toll free number to call to get help in a medical, police or free emergency.
ii. 108 is a 24×7 free service for emergency.
iii. 108 is assessable from a land line, mobile or a fixed line without a prefix or suffix.
What does 1-0-8 do?
i. When should I call 1-0-8?
i. You should call 108 when there is a serious ‘people’ emergency
ii. When there is a REAL need for one of the following.
i. Some one is seriously injured, ill or unconscious, you need an EMERGENCTY MEDICAL SERVICE and AMBULANCE.
ii. There is a crime happening and you need the POLICE
iii. There is a fire and you need FIREFIGHTERS
iv. Any other times when an emergency response is required for medical, law enforcement and fire
ii. What happens when I call 108?
. Basic information gathering
. When you call 108, you are connected to a trained call-taker, who gathers the necessary information by asking you a few basic questions, like
i. Where are you calling from(the location and landmark)
ii. The type of emergency
iii. Number of people injured and the condition of the injured
iv. Caller’s name and contact number – for location guidance if required
i. Dispatch of the emergency help
. The necessary help either in the form of emergency service – ambulance, police or firefighters would be dispatched
ii. Help would reach you in a average time of 20 minutes.
iii. When not to call 1-0-8?
. If there is no ‘serious people emergency
i. It is not a number of enquiry or information gathering
ii. Do not play around by dialing 108 as a joke, otherwise a call in a real emergency could be in queue and a life could be lost
iii. If you happen to call 108 by accident, then do not hang up until the officer ask you to do so
iv. Types of emergency attend to by 1-0-8
. Medical emergencies
iii. Respiratory problems
viii. Animal bite
i. Police emergencies
iii. Robbery in progress
iv. Bodily offences
ii. Fire emergencies