Emergency services, including ambulance services, are run by provincial health departments. The South African Health Services of the South African National Defence Force also plays a key role in emergencies and disasters. Call 10111, the Nationwide Emergency Response number from anywhere in South Africa. A call centre operator will answer the incoming call, take all necessary particulars and assign the complaint to a Flying Squad patrol vehicle, or the local police station, to attend the incident. The City of Johannesburg Emergency Connect number is 011 37 55 911, which offers 24-hour emergency services relating to all-life threatening situations, including ambulances, fire engines and metro police. Call 999 for an ambulance, or call 082-911 for emergency medical assistance. For car breakdowns, call the Automobile Association at 0800/01-0101 toll free.
Motor vehicle accident and trauma rates are high in South Africa, and state emergency services are overstretched. In recent years, private "rapid response" emergency services have sprung up to fill the much-needed gap. The biggest is Netcare911, which has the largest fleet of emergency response vehicles - cars, ambulances, helicopters and fixed wing aircraft - and paramedics in the country. Families can join Netcare911 at R240 per year; some medical schemes offer Netcare cover. But this medical rescue service, which is sponsored by cellular network provider Vodacom, will respond to any emergency regardless of a patient's ability to pay.
The sites below were under construction when this guide was compiled:
CSC - Community Service Centre Information services
|Community AIDS Information and Support Centre||011 - 725-6710/21|
|Metro hotline||011 - 403-2625/3226|
|Metro Communications||011 - 407-6111|
|Aviation Rescue Services||011 - 928-6454|
|Metro Disaster Management and Telecommunications Services||011 - 375-5911|
In case of fire, call tel. 011/624-2800. For northern suburbs ambulance or fire emergencies, call tel. 011/286-6000.
Ambulance & Fire
|Ambulance and fire headquarters||472-1599 (non-emergency, office hours only)|
|St John's Ambulance||403-4227/2346|
|Medical Rescue International||403-7080|
Emergencies -- Dial tel. 10111 for flying-squad police,
Report a crime
Report unfair conduct by a government official
Report corruption in or out of government
Report unfair conduct by police
Joburg Anti-Corruption Unit
0800 002587 (toll free)
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