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First responders adopt innovative addressing system

In Clarke County, emergency first responders are revolutionizing rescue efforts with the
adoption of what3words app, an ingenious global addressing system.

Instead of relying on general locations after a 911 call, what3words provides three unique words that pinpoint an individual’s exact location, whether on a mountain or along a riverbank.

This precision saves critical time and ensures prompt assistance.

The system divides the entire world, including bodies of water, into 10-by-10-foot squares and assigns each square a unique combination of three words.

Designed specifically for first responders, what3words is available as a free app and functions in over 40 languages.

The beauty of this system lies in its permanence—the words assigned to each square remain fixed indefinitely.

Before embarking on any outdoor adventure, it’s advisable to download the app to your phone.

Don’t miss out on this invaluable tool for ensuring safety in emergencies:

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