Surprising ignorance of the telelephone number to dial in emergency in the EU is revealed by new research. The European Commission found that only 13% of UK travellers knew to call 112. It's a free call and the same number works alongside nationals numbers, such as Britain's 999, in every European state. Available 24hrs reaches police, the fire and ambulance services, mountain rescue and coastguard. The Commission announced that British Airways, easyJet and other major transport providers across Europe have agreed to join an awareness campaign.