Who are you going to call in Korea when you really need some help. A Korean emergency number! Here is a list of all the Korean emergency numbers you might need.
Life is a dangerous recipe. Layer that with cycling across Korea or eating some live octopus. Add some language barrier, a foreign country, and a few cultural differences. What do you get?
A tasty danger cake.
Here are the emergency phone numbers you should know.
Korea Emergency Number: Emergency Services
However, there are only a few you should know by heart. Here’s who you should call if you need a Korean ambulance or the Korean fire brigade
Emergency (Fire & Ambulance)
If you have an emergency, call 119. This will connect you with both the fire department and emergency medical response.
If you need an ambulance, call this number. English-speaking operators are available.
Here is the link to 119 emergency website.
Korea Emergency Number: Police
If you are in need of immediate police response, call 112. They have English-speaking operators available.
Here is a link to their police website.
Korea Emergency number: Missing Persons & Property
If you need to report a missing person or stolen property call 182.
This is the number for non-emergency police inquiries.
Here the English language website.
Korea Emergency Number: Foreign Traveler Hotline
If you want information about tourism in Korea, call 1330. They have English-speaking operators.
1330 also provides 24/7 translation services. This might come in handy if you haven’t brushed up on your Hangul.
You can also get information about restaurants, tourist sites, transportation, and anything touristy.
Korea Emergency Number: Medical Emergencies
Worried about the new strain of bird flu? Call 1339. This is the number for the Korean Center For Disease Control (KCDC). You’ll find information for about first-aid and diseases.