In response to a recent security breach and gunfire incident in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the National Emergency Service (NEMS) has taken swift action to ensure citizens’ safety. Recognizing the importance of immediate access to emergency services, NEMS has declared additional call center lines for use when the primary emergency numbers are unreachable.

The newly established NEMS Call Centre Emergency Numbers are provided by major telecom operators in the region, namely Africell and Orange. Citizens can now reach out for urgent assistance through the following toll-free numbers:

– 033-300-400-FREE
– 099-244-727
– 099-244-741
– 099-244-926

– 075-300-400-FREE
– 076-863-705
– 076-863-708
– 076-863-714
– 076-863-646

These emergency contact lines aim to ensure that citizens have alternative means to seek help during critical situations, especially when the primary lines may be inaccessible due to unforeseen circumstances. NEMS emphasizes the importance of using these additional numbers only when the toll-free emergency lines are unreachable, ensuring a reliable and swift response to any emergencies that may arise.

As the National Emergency Service continues to prioritize the safety and well-being of the public, these measures underscore their commitment to providing effective emergency response services in the face of security challenges. Citizens are encouraged to store these emergency numbers for quick access and share them within their communities to enhance collective preparedness and resilience.