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What 3 Words

Every 3m x 3m in the world now has a 3 word address, which is the simplest way to communicate that precise location in an emergency.

Emergency services across the UK; including Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service, are now using 3 word addresses to easily find and share locations in emergencies.

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what3words has already been used effectively to locate a hostage who didn’t know where they were, respond to rural road accidents and locate a lost child.

Emergencies can happen anywhere; from a broken down vehicle to a major natural disaster. A 3 word address can effectively communicate a precise location anywhere on the planet and support response teams in coordinating their operations.

With the geographical area we live and work in, this app could speed up how quickly help arrives when it’s needed most and make the difference between life and death.

Download the what3words mobile phone app