In frontier territories, emergency services, like bars and brothels, work twenty four hours a day, seven days a week. In Ariadna, to be part of the Emergency Service is purely a voluntary career choice. The Service is tough and implies work in such harsh conditions that anybody else would rather stay well protected in a nearby base. To be involved in battle is not something the members of the Emergency Service care for much, but like all men and women on the Ariadnan border, the 112 know how to handle a weapon to defend themselves against Antipode attacks. However, to co-operate in combat operations means a new way for them to help, as well as providing plenty of opportunities to break things down with their hatchets and crowbars.