National Emergency Number
In the USA, Europe, Australia, etc. the well-known Rescue 911 system is in place, where a person can call one national number in the event of an emergency. In South Africa such a service is not available. There are separate numbers for the police, fire brigade and ambulance services (Note: Private ambulance service providers each have their own contact number.) The average South African needs to remember more than 50 numbers.
When a crisis situation arises you are usually away from your familiar surroundings, and it becomes a cumbersome process to obtain the correct number of the closest police, ambulance, etc. service.
CrisisOnCall has through the experience discovered that TIME = LIFE. Thus emergency needs to be available immediately as any delay can cost a life.
Membership to CrisisOnCall offers access to one national emergency number. CrisisOnCall is the first company that offers different numbers Afrikaans or English speaking persons. The new “Contact Me” service on smartphones is eliminates the need for an initiating phone call.