Emergencies 112 Andalusia has attended during the New Year’s Eve celebration a total of 175 incidents in the province of Almeria (from 15:00 hours on Friday 31 New Year’s Eve until 06:00 hours on Saturday 1 January). This is a slightly higher figure than last year when a total of 132 emergencies were coordinated in the same period, according to the service attached to the Ministry of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior of the Junta.
The main reasons for calls to the 112 telephone number were health assistance (61) and public safety cases (54), followed by fires (14), traffic accidents (14) and traffic incidents (11). The rest of the coordinated emergencies were due to requests for social services, rescue and salvage and anomalies in basic services, among others.
In total, 1,779 alerts were responded to throughout Andalusia. By provinces, Seville is the one that has accumulated the most incidents, with a total of 475, followed by Malaga (336), Cadiz (214) and Granada (196). At the other extreme, with a quieter New Year’s Eve were Almería (175), Huelva (142), Córdoba (134) and Jaén (107).
As for the count by provincial capitals, a total of 218 warnings have been managed in the capital of Seville, 106 in Malaga, 79 in Cordoba and 67 in Granada. The Andalusian capitals with the lowest number of emergencies on New Year’s Eve were Almería (49), Huelva (48), Jaén (34) and Cádiz (21).
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The Emergencias 112 Andalucía service is a public, free and multilingual service that can be used in the event of an emergency in the areas of health, fire fighting and rescue, public safety and civil protection. With a single call to this free and easy-to-remember telephone number, which is in force throughout Europe, citizens can access the help they need in any emergency situation 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
It is a multilingual service that offers users assistance in English, French, German and Arabic, as well as Spanish. In this way, it guarantees coverage of all emergency situations that occur in Andalusia regardless of the origin or language of the person requesting assistance.