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Dealing with emergency situations in Honduras

Hello everybody,

Dealing with unexpected situations abroad can be a very difficult matter. In order to better help expats and soon-to-be expats in Honduras face such tricky situations, we invite you to share your advice and experience.

What are the key emergency numbers you should know by heart?

In the event of a legal problem, an accident, a natural disaster, an injury or the death of a close family member, what are the first things to do in Honduras?

What are the things to plan ahead in order to better cope with such unexpected situations (registration at the Embassy, transport, medical, comprehensive insurance for instance)?

If you have gone through such experiences in Honduras, do not hesitate to share your story.

Thank you in advance!

Priscilla

The Fire Department is excellent. I believe they receive their accreditation from New Orleans, LA. After someone was shot with a 9 mm at 4:30 am, they were on the spot helping the young man within five minutes!

COPECO (Emergency Response)    2234-5944, 2234-6981,2 234-6369, 2234-6571
POLICIA (Police)    Information: 199 / Emergencia: 2237-1400
CRUZ ROJA (Red Cross)    Tegucigalpa: 195, 2227-7575
San Pedro Sula: 195, 2553-1283
La Ceiba: 195, 2443-0707
BOMBEROS (Fire Department)    Emergency:     198
Carrizal:            2223-1750
Col. La Haya:   2223-4600
Col. Kennedy:   2228-0454
Barrio Morazán:2231-1666
ENEE (Electric Company)    Tegucigalpa: 2232-8472, 2232-8470
San Pedro Sula: 2556-6402
Choluteca: 2882-0468
SANAA (Potable Waterworks)    Tegucigalpa: 2246-1076
Choluteca: 2882-0245
La Ceiba: 2441-0049
TRANSITO (Transit)    Emergency:     222Tegucigalpa: 2230-2412
San Pedro Sula: 2556-7802
La Ceiba: 2441-0995
MINISTERIO PÚBLICO (District Attorney’s Office)    2221-3099, 2221-3122, 2225-0504, 2225-4045

woodrowdunn :

The Fire Department is excellent. I believe they receive their accreditation from New Orleans, LA. After someone was shot with a 9 mm at 4:30 am, they were on the spot helping the young man within five minutes!

COPECO (Emergency Response)    2234-5944, 2234-6981,2 234-6369, 2234-6571
POLICIA (Police)    Information: 199 / Emergencia: 2237-1400
CRUZ ROJA (Red Cross)    Tegucigalpa: 195, 2227-7575
San Pedro Sula: 195, 2553-1283
La Ceiba: 195, 2443-0707
BOMBEROS (Fire Department)    Emergency:     198
Carrizal:            2223-1750
Col. La Haya:   2223-4600
Col. Kennedy:   2228-0454
Barrio Morazán:2231-1666
ENEE (Electric Company)    Tegucigalpa: 2232-8472, 2232-8470
San Pedro Sula: 2556-6402
Choluteca: 2882-0468
SANAA (Potable Waterworks)    Tegucigalpa: 2246-1076
Choluteca: 2882-0245
La Ceiba: 2441-0049
TRANSITO (Transit)    Emergency:     222Tegucigalpa: 2230-2412
San Pedro Sula: 2556-7802
La Ceiba: 2441-0995
MINISTERIO PÚBLICO (District Attorney’s Office)    2221-3099, 2221-3122, 2225-0504, 2225-4045

So from the sounds of it, the Fire provide the EMS service as well? Is it private or government run? Is the response times fairly good on Roatan?

POLICE NUMBER CHANGE 911

GENERAL EMERGENCY 911  Police, ambulance)

ENEE (Electricity emergencies)  118

COPECO (Comite Permanente de Contingencias   Flooding, landslides, etc)  911 has link

Thanks Jorge. I saw that somewhere, but did not remember!

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