Italian region launches 112 service as the unique emergency number

The emergency services of the Piedmont region have launched the 112 unique emergency number, following the organisational model implemented and tested by the Lombardy region in the last years.

The 112 call-handling service, and the dedicated control room, went live on January 31st, initially in the sole Province of Cuneo (with about 600.000 people served); in the next weeks Torino will follow.

The Piedmont region (Regione Piemonte) is the 3rd Italian Region to launch the 112 service (after the regions of Lombardy and Lazio).

More regions are expected to follow the model soon.

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