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Emergencies can happen at any time. That is why we must have the numbers of the emergency centers at hand. Caution is the most effective way to fight an emergency. And having the numbers of the professionals who can solve them is the first step to get out of them.

While you are traveling to Peru you may need to keep communication or a translation app. That’s why you may need to use one of our mobile phone plans for tourists to have a  tourist sim card. In order to make a nice trip here in PeruSIM. Here is a list of the numbers and web pages of the main emergency centers in Peru:

1. National Police

One of the most common emergencies that we can find in being a victim of criminals. In these cases it is better to contact the relevant authorities instead of trying to do something by ourselves.

Safety is first and foremost a priority, so let the police take care of their job.

To contact the National Police Emergency Center, you must dial the code 105, where you will be attended by the operators and you will be able to make your report.

The police have recently enabled a service through the WhatsApp platform. This way they make sure to be closer to the population. You can communicate with the national police through the numbers: 964-605-570 and 942-479-506.

2. General Volunteer Fire Department

The firefighters’ service does not only work to put out fires. Firefighters have the noble task of saving lives regardless of the case. Among other emergencies they attend are: rescue of people and pets, rescue of liquefied gas leak, medical attention for various factors.

To contact the Fire Department you must dial the following numbers: 116.

3. Medical Emergencies

Medical emergencies can occur anywhere and at any time of the day. Try to keep the following numbers in your cell phone, in an agenda at home or even at the office.

The following numbers will help you respond to medical emergencies:

SAMU-Sistema Atención Móvil de Urgencia.

This comprehensive medical service is totally free. It works for everyone and especially for people with low economic resources. It is a service that appears immediately at the place of the emergency.

To contact their headquarters you must dial the following numbers: 106.

Red Cross

The Red Cross is a worldwide humanitarian aid service. This organization is in charge of helping people in the most extreme emergency cases. Whether it is a natural disaster or an irregular situation, the red cross is always present to safeguard people’s lives.

To contact them, enter the following numbers in your cell phone or any other telephone: 115.

Civil Defense

Civil Defense is the state organization that functions as the first defense of people before emergencies and natural disasters. The organization is not only in charge of keeping people safe when an emergency occurs, they also give informative talks and inductions to know how to act in case of emergencies.

You can contact Civil Defense through the number: 110 and Civil Defense – INDECI Emergencies: 110.

ESSALUD Emergency

The Social Health Insurance is a public organization that provides medical services to the population. This insurance also has an ambulance service and attention to critical medical emergencies. The service is free and is for the entire population.

To call the Emergency Assisted Transport System (STAE) of EsSalud dial: 117.

4. Serenazgo Lima

The Peruvian serenos are in charge of providing immediate assistance to the community in the event of a criminal emergency. In each community there is a body of serenos that collaborates with the National Police, since this body preserves the safety and property of the population.

The number to contact them is: *5462 for Lima.

5. Natural disasters

Peru has a high seismic zone, so the constant telluric movements are a potential trigger for an emergency. The seismic activity can develop into a natural disaster and in such events the regular lines of emergency centers can be saturated.

In such cases, the emergency number 119 is enabled. This number allows sending messages to any family member from any calling device to let them know that they are okay.

To record a message from a cell phone, dial 119 + 1 + the chosen cell phone number.

If the message will be recorded from a landline phone, dial 119 + 1 + department code + chosen landline number.

Remember that emergency numbers should be used responsibly. These centers handle real emergencies every day.

Finally, we know that you have to keep communication with your relatives and friends, that you need to be able to orient yourself in new cities, that you might need help with translation and that you might need to search for restaurants or hotels. That’s why with PeruSIM you can buy a SIM card including the data plan of your need without having to worry about high roaming costs.