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What 3 Words - Three words for a faster emergency response

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What is what3words?

what3words has divided the globe into 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It means everywhere can be located with just three words. For example ///kite.chats.dine will take you to a precise spot in a field next to the River Ouse in York. what3words is available as a free app for iOS and Android and online map at map.what3words.com. You can find out more about what3words here.

Three words for a faster emergency response - To find you more easily in an emergency, many UK Emergency Services are encouraging you to share your 3 word address.

How do I use what3words in an emergency?

1. Find the 3 word address for your current location on the free what3words app for iOS and Android. It works offline – ideal for areas with unreliable data connection.
2. Share your 3 word address over the phone to the call handler.
3.The emergency service can then coordinate a response directly to the exact location where help is needed.

Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire & rescue are using and accepting 3 word addresses.
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Giovanna Traetto-Reynolds (Police, PCSO, OPERATION SENTINEL RURAL TEAM)

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