Emergencies happen out of the blue and Dusseldorf’s local service response times are on the whole extraordinary. The local police are invariably courteous and correct perhaps because they have so little to do in a city that’s so safe. Dial 110.
The fire brigade and ambulance services are also efficient and well equipped. Emergency response and aid are never more than a few minutes away. Dial 112 for either emergency service.
All-night pharmacists are allocated rota systems. So are many medical and dental clinics and on-call doctors who actually still make midnight house calls. These all add up to a medical service that is second to none.