Emergency & Important Numbers

For all emergencies in Spain you can call 112

  • The person answering normally speaks a number of languages.

  • You can also SMS the emergency services on this number.

  •  It is important to remember that you can call emergency services from a mole telephone even if it has no SIM card.

Emergency Organisations

Local police

(policía municipal)

Call 092. The municipal police cover their local town or city area for traffic offences and control, lost property and crimes such as theft and neighbourhood disputes.

Civil Guard

(guardia civil)

Call 062. This is a military force that operates mostly in rural areas and is responsible for drug offences, fatal car accidents, robberies and murders.

National Spanish police

(policía nacional)

Call 091

or visit www.policia.es and contact the appropriate department online. You can also find them on Twitter @policia

The national police mainly work at an urban level in the areas of terrorism, national security and combating crime.

Ambulance and health emergencies


Call 061 or 112

Fire brigade

(cuerpo de bomberos)

Call 080 or 112

Maritime Sea Rescue 

(Salvamento y Seguridad Marítimo)

Call 900 202 202

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Red cross 

(Cruz Roja)

(ambulance &  emergencies) 902 222 292 

24/7 Helpline 900 100 333

Donate blood 900 506 819