1-0-8 is a free telephone number to call in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat when emergency services are needed. The 1-0-8 Emergency Response Service is a free 24 hour a day, 7 days a week emergency service for providing integrated medical, police and fire emergency services. It is available for any "serious people emergencies".

When an emergency is reported through 1-0-8, the call taker gathers the needed basic information and dispatches appropriate services. Basic infomraiton obtained includs:

  1. Where the call is placed from (District/Mandal/City/Town/exact location/landmark)
  2. The type of emergency
  3. Number of people injured and the condition of the injured
  4. The caller’s name and contact number – for location guidance if required

Emergency help dispatched through this process is expected to reach the site of the emergency in an average of 18 minutes. Pre-hospital care will be given to patients being transported to the nearest hospital.

The 108 Emergency Response Service should be called:

  1. To save a life
  2. To report a crime in progress
  3. To report a fire
  4. Anytime an emergency response is required for medical, law enforcement and fire.

See also

Emergency Management And Research Institute

External links

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