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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Saturday, 11 February, the European Union will celebrate the 112 Day dedicated to the unified emergency number. As part of the celebration, there will be many informative campaigns to increase society’s awareness of the emergency hotline in all EU member states.

On 10 February, Latvian State Fire and Rescue Service will organize educational workshops for 7th – 9th graders in schools. Workshops will help educate youngsters about proper behaviour in emergency situations and what to say when calling 112, as reported by SFRS.

It is also important to re-emphasize the fact that upon witnessing an emergency situation, it is far more important to report it to 112 than to take pictures of it.

As part of 112 Day, information posters have been put up in Latvian schools. Information materials and video materials about 112 hotline are also available at Riga International Airport and public transports of Rīgas satiksme.

It should be said that 112 emergency hotline has been active in Latvia for 20 years. 112 allows residents to reach rescue services – State Police, SFRS, Emergency Health Service and Gas Service.

SFRS reminds that 112 is active 24/7 and calls are free.

Ref: 224.109.109.4991


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