Emergency? Just dial 'M' for mayhem

Emergency? Just dial 'M' for mayhem

These are a few of the dozens of emergency numbers you can memorise or key into your smartphone in case of emergency or a disaster. (Chart via National Disaster Warning Centre)
These are a few of the dozens of emergency numbers you can memorise or key into your smartphone in case of emergency or a disaster. (Chart via National Disaster Warning Centre)

Do you know what emergency number to call in case of fire? It's 199. By the way, that number is good if you have unwelcome animals intruding into your house too.

How about a health emergency? Well, you can choose between 1669 for the National Institute of Emergency Medicine, 1646 for the BMA's Erawan Emergency Centre or 1554 for Vachira Hospital's medical ambulance team.

If it's a disaster, like a bridge falling down or flash flood heading your way, keep in your memory that the number to call is 192. If it's something less cataclysmic, like a road accident, it is 1146. Don't forget that when it comes to a car or motorcycle theft, the hotline is 1192. For illegal drugs, it's 1165 but general complaints about foods and drugs go to 1556. If a taxi refused a trip, call 1584.

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Atiya Achakulwisut

Columnist for the Bangkok Post

Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.

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