Over the school holiday period and Easter long weekend, the City of Cape Town’s vital 107 Public Emergency Communication Centre – which is the central point for reporting emergency situations – receives an increase in call volumes for traffic, fire and medical incidents.
Visitors and residents are urged to please exercise caution during this period and are reminded that they can call 107 in the event of any life- and/or property-threatening emergency. By dialling this number they will gain access to the Police, Fire Services, Ambulance and Traffic Services as well as the City’s Disaster Risk Management Department.
Those using a landline can dial 107, while cellphone users can access the 107 Public Emergency Communication Centre on 021 480 7700; they are urged to save this number on their cellphones. The number can be dialled anywhere in the 021 dialling code area.
The 107 Public Emergency Communication Centre will be on full alert and ready to receive calls on the 107 number. Emergency communicators will be available on a 24-hour basis.