are required to provide emergency relief to any citizen of the country who is in difficulty. Every country has a list of emergency numbers that are found in an information center of the country or in the telephone directory. The emergency numbers are of various agencies like the fire service, ambulance, and police stations which provide relief to anyone who requires help.
These numbers are enlisted for the sole purpose of public service. Jamaica too has a list of theses emergency numbers for providing immediate help to those who require it.
The emergency numbers in Jamaica are as follows:
- Ambulance 110
- Fire 110
- Police 119
- Country Code +876
- Prefix For International Call +011
- Operator 112
- International Operator 113
- Directory Assistance 114
When a person calls on an emergency number in Jamaica the State Department relays the message to the consular officers in the country. The consular officers try to locate the person who has called on for emergency and pass on urgent messages and then contact the family of the person. The people when they need emergency help in Jamaica can also contact the embassy of his country in Jamaica.
A tourist police officer at every major police station in Jamaica provides help to foreign tourists who are crime victims. For further assistance and advice the ACS section in Kingston or the consular agencies in Montego Bay may be contacted through the tourist police officer.
In case a tourist loses his money and financial resources, they can contact the ACS which in turn will help the person to contact his family, bank or employer for them to arrange to send him money. Western Union Transfers and bank wires are also available in Jamaica.