Arzt, Klinik, Krankenhaus

Emergency services

Fire Department
Rathausplatz 3
77933 Lahr
Tel.: 112


German Red Cross Rescue Service DRK
Kreisverband Lahr e. V.
Alte Bahnhofstrasse 10/3
77933 Lahr
Tel.: +49 (0)7821 / 981-840
Fax: +49 (0)7821 / 981-84 19


Friedrichstrasse 17
77933 Lahr
Tel.: 110

112 is the Europe-wide emergency number

The single emergency number 112 works across the whole of Europe, as well as in Germany! This 'Euro emergency line’ can save lives, during your normal routine or when you’re on holiday. Anyone in a member state of the European Union can call the 112 emergency number free of charge, and be assured that the fire and rescue services will be alerted immediately and respond as quickly as possible. What’s more, you can also call this number in Turkey, Switzerland, Serbia, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, Liechtenstein, Norway, Andorra, Monaco and San Marino.


Emergency service calls for people with a hearing + speech impediment

The Ortenau Integrated Emergency Services Control Centre has a special fax machine to handle emergency calls. The device accepts and handles calls to the 112 emergency number via telefax.


In an emergency, use the form to call the emergency services via fax:
Emergency call by fax in German
Emergency call by fax for people with a mobility, hearing or speech impediment


The emergency call by fax can also be made in the following languages:
Emergency call by fax in English
Emergency call by fax in French
Emergency call by fax in Spanish/Esperanto
Emergency call by fax in Polish
Emergency call by fax in Russian
Emergency call by fax in Turkish


Please don't wait for an emergency before taking the following basic precautions:

  • Set up a speed-dial button on your fax machine for the 112 emergency number (no area code required) to stop you from dialling the wrong number and wasting time if you do have an emergency.
  • Fill out the top of several emergency services fax forms with your name and address, and keep these near your fax machine.
  • Always keep a pen next to your fax machine so that you can fill in the emergency services fax form when you need to.
  • If you have any questions concerning emergency services calls by fax, please contact the Ortenau Integrated Emergency Services Control Centre, telephone +49 (0)781 / 923 79 80, fax +49 (0)781 / 970 75 65, Email.