1-0-8 Emergency Response Service is a 24X7 emergency service for medical, police and fire emergencies. The service is available for the entire state of Andhra Pradesh , Telangana, Gujarat, Uttarakhand , Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala and 2 Union Territories Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
The main highlights are It is a 24x7 emergency service. Toll Free number accessible from landline or mobile Emergency help will reach you in an average of 18 minutes
1-0-8 / 1-1-2 is dialed for the purposes mentioned below:
Robbery / Theft / Burglary
Industrial fire hazards
Self - inflicted injuries / Attempted suicides
Traffic Problems (Traffic Jams or Rallies, raasta rokos etc)
Forceful actions, riots etc
GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) is a pioneer in Emergency Management Services in India. As a not - for - profit professional organization operating in the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode, GVK EMRI is the largest professional Emergency Service Provider in India today.
GVK EMRI handles medical, police and fire emergencies through the “1-0-8 Emergency service". This is a free service delivered through state- of -art emergency call response centers and has over 7016 ambulances including 996 drop back Ambulances across Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala and 2 Union Territories Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu. With a vision is to respond to 30 million emergencies and save 1 million lives annually, GVK EMRI is set to expand fleet and services set to spread across more states.
With increased focus on research and analytics, GVK EMRI has plans to significantly enhance the overall emergency management scenario - further reducing individual suffering.
Having launched the 108 emergency response service on August 15, 2005, in Hyderabad, GVK EMRI presently provides an integrated emergency service across the state of Andhra Pradesh, with 802 ambulances serving over 3500 emergencies per day.
GVK EMRI is currently operational in 17 States and union Territories i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Kerala and 2 Union Territories Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu with 7,600+ambulances.
Volunteerism is a major initiative by GVK EMRI to ensure that no emergencies go unreported and unattended. GVK EMRI is keen to enlist the support of volunteers to disseminate knowledge and information about 1-0-8 services. Volunteers can assist in the following areas:
Expectations of GVK EMRI
As First Respondent: Provides pre-hospital care to the victim. For instance, if a volunteer is doctor, in case of Medical emergencies, he / she can give pre hospital care before the ambulance reaches to the site.
As Attendee: The Volunteer may accompany the victim in the Ambulance/ Hospital.
As Pilot (Driver): The volunteer may extend service to transport the victim by driving the vehicle and render service if the field s staff of GVK EMRI in Ambulance are not available due to unavoidable circumstances such as sudden illness and so on.
As Vehicle Mechanic: Provides services for minor / major repairs & servicing of GVK EMRI network vehicles so as to facilitate and keep the field operations intact.
Source: GVK EMRI