The 112 Challenge has been developed in collaboration between SOS Alarm and the police

Mobile phone

Who knows more
about our numbers?

Each year SOS Alarm answers three million calls via the emergency number 112. About a million of these calls are made in error – everything from prank calls to calls that should have been made to one of the other service numbers. Do you know what number to call when something has happened?

The faster you answer, the better your result will be. Good luck!

  • 112

    The number is used in emergencies when there is a threat to life, property or the environment.
  • 113 13

    The number is used for obtaining or providing information in the event of serious accidents and emergencies.
  • 114 14

    The number is used to contact the police regarding crimes that are not emergencies, as well as for making reports and providing tips and information.
  • 1177

    The number is used for medical advice and referrals within the healthcare system via telephone.
Question 1 of 10
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You walk past a parking space and see a car on fire. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

“I’m sure I locked my new e-bike in the storeroom at work but now it’s gone.” What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

It is Friday. You and a few friends are having a nice time before dinner, snacking on crisps and nuts. Your friend suddenly has difficulty breathing due to the nuts. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

You realise that your wallet, which you last had in your bag on the bus has been stolen. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

Your one-year-old has a fever. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

Your area has been suffering from a power cut for a couple of hours. You are starting to get worried and wonder when the power is likely to come back on again. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

There has been a burglary in a shop where you live and you have seen things you want to report to the police. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

You wake up and see that during the night you have developed a boil on your throat, but it doesn’t hurt. Just to be on the safe side, you want to find out what it could be. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

You see on the news that a storm is closing in on the area where you live. You want to know whether there is anything else you need to know/think about before the storm comes. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

Your partner has a sore stomach. Yes, more painful than a regular stomachache actually. What number do you call?

Sad smiley
Wrong answer.
Happy smiley
Correct answer.

Your time:

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The correct answers:

  • 1
    You walk past a parking space and see a car on fire. What number do you call?
    112
  • 2
    “I’m sure I locked my new e-bike in the storeroom at work but now it’s gone.” What number do you call?
    114 14
  • 3
    It is Friday. You and a few friends are having a nice time before dinner, snacking on crisps and nuts. Your friend suddenly has difficulty breathing due to the nuts. What number do you call?
    112
  • 4
    You realise that your wallet, which you last had in your bag on the bus has been stolen. What number do you call?
    114 14
  • 5
    Your one-year-old has a fever. What number do you call?
    1177
  • 6
    Your area has been suffering from a power cut for a couple of hours. You are starting to get worried and wonder when the power is likely to come back on again. What number do you call?
    113 13
  • 7
    There has been a burglary in a shop where you live and you have seen things you want to report to the police. What number do you call?
    114 14
  • 8
    You wake up and see that during the night you have developed a boil on your throat, but it doesn’t hurt. Just to be on the safe side, you want to find out what it could be. What number do you call?
    1177
  • 9
    You see on the news that a storm is closing in on the area where you live. You want to know whether there is anything else you need to know/think about before the storm comes. What number do you call?
    113 13
  • 10
    Your partner has a sore stomach. Yes, more painful than a regular stomachache actually. What number do you call?
    1177