Summer’s a great time to be out and about, going to festivals and exploring the countryside. Unfortunately, your location can be difficult to describe sufficiently in an emergency – 999 call handlers have to deal with directions like “I can see a farm in the distance…” or “There’s a big white tent nearby”. When every second counts, being able to describe where help is needed is crucial.
This week, emergency services across the UK are joining forces to raise awareness of what3words in their local communities. The message is simple: this Summer, prepare to help the emergency services find you:
- download the free what3words app
- find your 3 word address, just in case.
You can see an example on our own website, here and click on the red square.