Where to turn when needed

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All three emergency services in Neuss can be considered first class. The most most visible, the local police, are invariably courteous and professional and the diversity of cultural backgrounds of personnel is a pleasure to see. Dial 110 in an emergency.

Both the fire brigade and the ambulance service are well equipped and efficient. Emergency response and aid are never more than a few minutes away. Dial 112 for either emergency service.

All-night pharmacists on rota systems as well as medical and dental clinics to on-call doctors who actually make midnight house calls add up to a medical service that is second to none.


The number to call for an ambulance in an emergency is 112. The major organisation that responds to emergencies in Neuss is the German Red Cross (Deutsches Rotes Kreuz). Besides running ambulances they offer many other health related services.

Fire Brigade

The number to call in the case of a fire and an emergency is 112. The fire brigade or department naturally runs a 24 hour emergency response service for the region of Neuss. Besides domestic properties, they cover the harbour and various business districts.


The number to call the police for assistance in the case of an emergency is 110. The emergency number for the police is available around the clock 24/7. The police department is a state run organisation with responsibility for Neuss in the hands of the County.