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Important telephone numbers - Udon Thani & Thailand

Posted: August 16, 2008, 8:56 am
by Paul
Back in our home countries we all knew the telephone number of the emergency services (Police/fire/ambulance)

In Udon (or anywhere else in Thailand) would you know who to call if you arrived at a road accident, your house was on fire, or you had just had your motorbike/car stolen ?

(And assuming there were no locals around)

I wouldn't !

Posted: August 16, 2008, 9:10 am
by aznyron
well if any one knows them please post them it important info to keep handy in case you need it
let hope & pray we don't

Posted: August 16, 2008, 9:25 am
by BKKSTAN
Very interesting point Paul!!I don't,so I ask myself Why?

I guess it is because I assume that if something happens to my family or friends,I would act faster and more interested than Thais!

But if I was injured,who would be the emergency responder?

So I think it might be prudent to know!

Thanks!

Posted: August 16, 2008, 9:28 am
by BKKSTAN
I would only call the police,if I was under attack or sure of an impending attack!Then I would be afraid I was calling reinforcements versus help in some areas and situatopns.not necessaryily in NK or Udon though! :lol:

Posted: August 16, 2008, 9:40 am
by WBU ALUM
aznyron wrote:well if any one knows them please post them it important info to keep handy in case you need it
let hope & pray we don't
Call 191, aznyron.

Posted: August 16, 2008, 9:47 am
by Bandung_Dero
1669 will get a Ambulance and Roadside Emergency services.
1193 will get the Hwy Police.
You will see the signs for these numbers posted every few kms.
Not sure of the Tourist Police number

Posted: August 16, 2008, 9:48 am
by wilson_smith
1155 tourist police

Posted: August 16, 2008, 10:58 am
by laphanphon
199 if needing police assistance while at nong prajack park, and they respond very fast and helpful. used once. 8)

Posted: August 16, 2008, 2:29 pm
by rickfarang
Good question. I had always assumed that the Tourist police would be best since they (the one officer I met) would have good English language skills, and could then contact the appropriate agency. Is this a safe assumption?

Posted: August 16, 2008, 3:53 pm
by stattointhailand
Given that the average response time for an ambulance in the UK was over 20 mins (before I left several years ago), I don't think calling the TP first, waiting for them to turn up and then call you an ambulance is a good idea. You would probably have died several times over before the acutely aware Thai drivers had finally moved over and allowed the Ambulance through. :shock:

Posted: August 16, 2008, 4:41 pm
by beer monkey
stattointhailand wrote:Given that the average response time for an ambulance in the UK was over 20 mins (before I left several years ago), I don't think calling the TP first, waiting for them to turn up and then call you an ambulance is a good idea. You would probably have died several times over before the acutely aware Thai drivers had finally moved over and allowed the Ambulance through. :shock:
I think the 'rescue workers' would be first on the scene don't they monitor the radio waves...?

Posted: August 17, 2008, 5:07 pm
by Mr Natural
Bandung_Dero wrote:1669 will get a Ambulance and Roadside Emergency services.
1193 will get the Hwy Police.
You will see the signs for these numbers posted every few kms.
Not sure of the Tourist Police number
Maybe a dumb question. I'm assuming "roadside Emergency Services" is who you would call for a tow-truck or other assistance with a disabled car. Right?

Posted: August 17, 2008, 9:45 pm
by westerby
How about the Admin guy posts all the emergency 'phone numbers on the website home page (or has Lee done that already)?

Posted: August 17, 2008, 9:55 pm
by BobHelm
Good point westerby. I don't think all the emergency numbers are anywhere "handy" on the front page. Maybe if we can get them all together (with a little help & assistance :D ) we can persuade Lee to do that...

Posted: August 17, 2008, 9:57 pm
by lee
Good idea.

They are on the map and magazine but not on the website yet. I will sort something out for the front page later.