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In general, the emergency services are very reliable and quick to respond in the city. However, you should also remember that traffic can be a nightmare and ambulances are subject to the congestion. Emergency operators, for the most part, don't speak fluent English, but many of them will have a very basic understanding of the language, and will usually be able to understand the main ideas -- address, name, etc. Try to speak slowly and succinctly, and be prepared to give the address, at least, in Spanish. The emergency numbers are:

  • Ambulance and Medical dial 107
  • Fire dial 100
  • Police dial 101
  • General Emergencies dial 911