No one ever thinks that anything bad will happen to them. But it is always better to be safe than sorry. If an accident befalls you in Slovakia, there are basic emergency phone numbers that could help you. The people at the other end of the line claim to understand many foreign languages, including English, German, Russian and Hungarian. These numbers work all across the country.
So, in case of emergency call:
150 - Fire department
154 - Car accident
155 - For an ambulance
158 - Police department
521-1902 - Gas explosion or leak
561-2246 - Electricity failure in house or apartment
810-252 - Water leaks, or flooding
Make sure to say your name, exact address, and telephone number very clearly. Even though these places claim to have people that speak foreign language, the guy who speaks yours may be off the hour you need him.
Another inconvenience of these emergency numbers is that they are often quite busy. If you call, you may be put on hold for a long period of time listening to "Čakajte prosím" (Wait a moment please) - not the biggest help when in trouble.
Dictionary - Slovník
Accident - Nehoda
Ambulance - Záchranná zdravotnícka služba
Burglary - Krádež
Can you plase call the police for me? - Môžete zavolať na políciu?
Car accident - Dopravná nehoda
Explosion - Výbuch
Fire - Požiar
Gas - Plyn
Help - Pomoc
Injury - úraz
My address is ... - Moja adresa je ...
Police - Polícia
Water - Voda
20. Nov 1997 at 0:00 | Andrea Lörinczová