Anyone can call emergency numbers for free from landlines and cell phones.
The Colombian National Police is a centuries-old institution that protects Colombians, led by General Rodolfo Palomino Lopez
Medical emergencies can be treated by the Red Cross who are responsible for preventing and alleviating in whichever circumstance it has the duty to intervene, the suffering and vulnerability of people affected by occasional contingencies
The main access for citizens to casualty and emergency assistance is through the 24 hour Single Emergency Number: 123.
The Colombian Civil Defence, is responsible for the prevention and immediate attention of disasters and calamities and is a member of the National System for the Prevention of and Attention to Disasters