In recent months, network failures have caused temporary malfunctions of emergency numbers in the Aude department. The numbers 15, 17, and 18 became unavailable or had limited availability for a certain period of time. This issue prompted the RN deputy Julien Rancoule (3rd constituency) to address Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin.
« The European emergency number, 112, has the advantage of being accessible from all antennas, regardless of the telephone operators, giving it a much wider geographical coverage than any other number, including emergency numbers 15, 17, and 18, » says the elected official from Aude, reminding us that these three numbers represent « 70% of calls » compared to only 30% for 112. « Therefore, why don’t all emergency numbers, especially 15, 17, and 18, have access from all telephone antennas, regardless of the caller’s operator, in order to allow a greater number of people to contact emergency services when necessary? » One possible solution to avoid the difficult and inevitably distressing situation in which residents found themselves unable to reach help despite the urgency.