Emergency Services

​Emergency Services
Emergency Services
What should you do in an emergency situation?

The number for all emergency services in Malta (ambulance, fire and police) is 112.

Once you are through to an operator, state your telephone number immediately in case the team needs to call you back, then state the address and location where help is needed, as well as the nature of the incident, the number of people involved and any known hazards.

Give directions and, if possible, send someone to meet the Emergency Services to guide them. Keep the operator updated, and always inform them if you no longer need their help. Don’t hang up until you are told to.

Never make ‘bogus’ or ‘prank’ calls to the Emergency Services – they are there to save lives and fake calls only waste their time.

How to handle an emergency overseas

If you fall victim to a serious crisis while you are overseas, and once you are sure that your life and the lives of those who are travelling with you are no longer in danger, you are advised to contact your relatives or friends to put their minds at rest. It is also recommended that you contact the nearest Maltese embassy, consulate or the Foreign Affairs Ministry to inform them you are safe.

For a full list of Maltese Diplomatic Representations overseas, kindly click here.

Useful Numbers
  All Emergency Services
  Malta Police Force
2122 4001 - 7
  Civil Protection Department
2393 0000
  Armed Forces of Malta
2249 4000
  Local Wardens
2132 0202
  Hospital (Malta)
2545 0000
  Hospital (Gozo)
2156 1600
  Emergency Rescue by Helicopter
2124 4371
  Emergency Rescue by Patrol Boat
2123 8797
  Emergency Vet Services
5004 3888
  Government Information Services
  Directory Enquires

First Aid Courses in Malta  

Completing a first aid course could help you to be prepared in an emergency. The St John Ambulance and Red Cross Malta both offer courses on a regular basis, and also require the help of volunteers.