For farmers and rural business owners, working in isolation can very much be the norm, but what happens when something goes wrong?
What is what3words?
what3words is a really simple way to talk about location.
What3words have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address that will never change.
For example ///filled.count.soap marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters.
3 word addresses are easy to say and share, and are as accurate as GPS coordinates.
What3words and the emergency services
To find you more easily in an emergency, over 62 UK Emergency Services are encouraging you to share your 3-word address. In Yorkshire, Humber and the North East, this includes:
North Yorkshire Police
South Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police
Fire & Rescue
Cleveland Fire & Rescue
Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue
Humberside Fire & Rescue
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Northumberland Fire & Rescue
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Tyne and Wear Fire & Rescue
West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Yorkshire Air Ambulance
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.
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Remember: always gather as much location information as you can in an emergency in case 3 word addresses aren’t accepted.
Download it here: Google Play and Apple
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