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Option 1 Where’s the emergency? The free @what3words app will help you communicate your exact location if you need help. We encourage everyone to download it now to be prepared. Download what3words here: https://app.w3w.io/mlLtnrdsP6

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Option 1 Where’s the emergency? The free @what3words app will help you communicate your exact location if you need help. We encourage everyone to download it now to be prepared. Download what3words here: https://app.w3w.io/mlLtnrdsP6

Option 2 Where’s the emergency? Download the free @what3words app to help us know exactly where to find you in an emergency. Find out how it works here: [Insert this video https://bit.ly/35kfbLO or a link to your what3words blog post]

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Option 2 Where’s the emergency? Download the free @what3words app to help us know exactly where to find you in an emergency. Find out how it works here: [Insert this video https://bit.ly/35kfbLO or a link to your what3words blog post]

Option 3 We are using @what3words to find and respond to incidents faster. It is helping us save lives. Find out how: [Insert this video https://bit.ly/35kfbLO or a link to your what3words blog post]

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Option 3 We are using @what3words to find and respond to incidents faster. It is helping us save lives. Find out how: [Insert this video https://bit.ly/35kfbLO or a link to your what3words blog post]

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Help us find incidents faster by using what3words

After successful piloting, we’re pleased to be using what3words to respond to incidents. It’s a simple way to describe exactly where help is needed using just three words.

Emergencies can happen anywhere, from an incident at a remote hiking location to an accident on the side of a highway. But identifying precisely where help is needed can be near impossible if you’re in an area with no address or if that address covers a large area. For example, postcodes can apply to areas over one square mile. In rural locations like farms, beaches, coastline or moorland, it’s even more difficult to communicate location accurately.

what3words addresses are more accurate than postcodes. When you share an incident’s what3words address with us, we can quickly identify its exact location and send life-saving resources to exactly where they’re needed.

What is what3words?
what3words has divided the world into 3 metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. ///kite.chats.dine, for example, is a precise 3 metre square in a field next to the River Ouse in York, UK. It’s free to use via the app for iOS and Android or the online map at what3words.com The system works offline, making it ideal for use in areas with an unreliable data connection. what3words addresses cover the entire world and can be used in over 40 languages.

How to use the free what3words app in an emergency (UK)

Open the app and tap the Locate Me icon. The what3words address for your current location will be displayed at the top of the screen.
Read out the three words to your emergency call taker. For example if you’re at ///index.home.raft simply say: ‘My what3words address is index home raft’

The emergency service will use the what3words address to see exactly where you are and send help.

Always be prepared and download the free what3words app.

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Help us find incidents faster by using what3words

After successful piloting, we’re pleased to be using what3words to respond to incidents. It’s a simple way to describe exactly where help is needed using just three words.

Emergencies can happen anywhere, from an incident at a remote hiking location to an accident on the side of a highway. But identifying precisely where help is needed can be near impossible if you’re in an area with no address or if that address covers a large area. For example, postcodes can apply to areas over one square mile. In rural locations like farms, beaches, coastline or moorland, it’s even more difficult to communicate location accurately.

what3words addresses are more accurate than postcodes. When you share an incident’s what3words address with us, we can quickly identify its exact location and send life-saving resources to exactly where they’re needed.

What is what3words?
what3words has divided the world into 3 metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. ///kite.chats.dine, for example, is a precise 3 metre square in a field next to the River Ouse in York, UK. It’s free to use via the app for iOS and Android or the online map at what3words.com The system works offline, making it ideal for use in areas with an unreliable data connection. what3words addresses cover the entire world and can be used in over 40 languages.

How to use the free what3words app in an emergency (UK)

Open the app and tap the Locate Me icon. The what3words address for your current location will be displayed at the top of the screen.
Read out the three words to your emergency call taker. For example if you’re at ///index.home.raft simply say: ‘My what3words address is index home raft’

The emergency service will use the what3words address to see exactly where you are and send help.

Always be prepared and download the free what3words app.

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