All three emergency services in Ruhr can be considered top rate. The most most visible, the local police, are invariably courteous and professional and the diversity of cultural backgrounds of personnel is a sign of the improved times and good to observe. 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, depending on how central disaster strikes. 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 one of the best in Europe.