Emergency services across the UK are now using 3 word addresses to easily find and share locations in emergencies.
Every 3m by 3m in the world now has a 3 word address, This is the simplest way to communicate that precise location in an emergency.
what3words has already been used 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 tell us a precise location anywhere in the world. This supports 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. This can make the difference between life and death.