Emergency (Notfall)

An emergency is a dangerous situation in which you urgently need help. It can be dangerous to a person, an animal or even an object. Accidents, fire, assault or poisoning are examples of an emergency situation. Usually the ambulance, fire department or the police come. If the situation is not dangerous, for example in case of illness you can call the on-call services (Bereitschaftsdienst) instead of calling the emergency.