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University of Basel

Safety & Emergencies

MA Sicherheit Notfall gr

Police: 117

Emergencies happen unexpectedly. First and foremost, they require calm, considered and prompt action from the person providing assistance:

  • Look
    Get an overview of the situation.
  • Think
    Identify consequential hazards for helpers and patients.
  • Act
    Protect yourself against dangers.
    Secure the area around the location of the emergency.
    Provide emergency assistance.

Fire department: 118

When calling the fire department, the following information is important:

  • What has happened? (for example, fire in an apartment, traffic accident)
  • Where did it happen? (address)
  • Who is calling? (name, address or phone number)
  • Are people or animals in danger or injured (if known)?
  • Wait for additional questions and information from the fire department!
  • After the call, follow the instructions of the fire department.
  • Wait on the street and show emergency services the way.

Emergency medical services: 144

Have the following information available if possible:

  • Age of the patient
  • Type of injury or ailment
  • Any actions already taken
  • Location of the emergency: exact address (or distinctive landmarks), floor


  • Use a landline phone if possible (to identify the location).
  • Use emergency telephone columns on highways (to identify the location).
  • The paramedic will provide useful advice for what action to take under the circumstances.

Emergency transport and additional services are provided by Sanität Basel, dial 144.

Other emergency numbers

  • Emergency pharmacy: 061 261 15 15
  • Swiss Toxicological Information Centre (in the event of poisoning): 145
  • Veterinary emergency service: 061 319 28 88
  • Rega Swiss Air-Ambulance: 1414
  • Psychiatric outpatient care, Tel. 061 265 51 17
    Open 24 hours for emergencies by phone, Tel 061 265 25 25
    Crisis Intervention Ward of the University Hospital, Tel 061 265 25 25
  • Marco Pagoni

    Head Safety & Security

    Marco Pagoni
    University of Basel Facilities Petersgraben 52, Postfach
    4001 Basel
    Tel. +41 61 207 61 26 Cell +41 79 669 61 16

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