Emergencies in French

Words to use in French

French vocabulary for emergencies and accidents

In case of an emergency you should call on of the following telephone numbers for assistance:

  • 15 Ambulance (SAMU)
  • 17 Police
  • 18 Fire brigade
  • 112, which is a standard number to use for all emergencies
English French

accident
ambulance
to injure
pile up
doctor
fire
policeman
nurse
pharmacy
police
fireman
emergency exit

l'accident (m)
l'ambulance (f)
blesser
le carambolage
le docteur
le feu
le gendarme
l'infirmier
la pharmacie
la police
le pompier
le sortie de secours

Useful French Phrases

Au secours ! : Help !

Appeler les pompiers : Call the fire bridage

Appeler la police : Call the police

Il y a un accident : There is an accident

Il y a le feu : There is a fire

La fille est tombée : The girl has fallen

Le monsieur c'est blessé: the man hurt himself

Il y a une accident de la route : There is an accident on the road.