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.
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Faster emergency response with what3words and RapidDeploy
In an emergency situation, every second counts. RapidDeploy is an emergency dispatch platform based in South Africa. They work with several emergency services in South Africa – including…
Identifying disaster zones with what3words and the Philippine Red Cross
Millions of people affected by natural disaster receive better emergency response and aid deliveries after the Philippine Red Cross begins to use 3 word addresses.
Building on UNDP’s use of what3words in the field in many regions across Africa, the regional security team in Turkey are using it to communicate across their teams. Drivers and security team members have downloaded the free what3words application, which enables them to simply describe the exact location of assets, people and even any incidents that arise.
Mission critical dispatch platform, RapidDeploy, is changing the way emergency vehicles operate in any situation, from land to open water. First responders now use 3 word addresses to pinpoint the precise location of someone in distress, and the platform dispatches the nearest available resource. This means RapidDeploy can now help emergency services reach those in danger in less time and, ultimately, save more lives.
Rapid Deploy is available for Web
Resgrid are rolling out what3words into their Dispatch system, allowing dispatchers to create a call with a 3 word address and dispatch personnel to that location.
Resgrid is available for Web
what3words 2016 adventures
Our Global Partnerships Director, Clare Jones, reflects on a busy year for us here at what3words
Reliable addressing for resilient cities
We’re currently experiencing an unprecedented population shift, something that humans haven’t witnessed since the time we moved from a hunter gatherer lifestyle to one of agriculture and settlement.