Last update: 3 February, 2016

Fire brigade – tasks

Firefighters in Poland are responsible for handling multiple tasks. Check, when you should call 998.


  • Extinguishing fires
  • Fighting against the local threats
  • Chemical, radiological and ecological rescue operations
  • Rope rescue operations
  • Urban Search and Rescue operations
  • Water and diving rescue operations
  • First medical aid
  • Problems caused by bee, wasp or hornet nests


To reach firefighting unit dial either 998 or universal 112 number.


After calling emergency number be sure to submit following information to the operator: name and surname, address of the emergency you wish to report, the nature of emergency and other things the operator may ask you. Don’t hang up unless the operator instructs you to do so.