Emergency Plus App

Matt Hepworth spoke with Emergency Communications Centre Manager Craig Garraway and NT Police Acting Supt Drew Slape.

Details about the Emergency Plus App:

  • The app is free on Android and iOS, and will give the user information about calling emergency services and their exact location using what3words.
  • What3words breaks down the world into 3x3m square and assigns 3 random words to that location. We can then utilise those three words to identify the person's exact geographical location with lat/long coordinates.
  • The most crucial component in providing assistance in an emergency is a location and this app helps us locate callers without having to provide lat/long coordinates which can be difficult in stressful situations.

Listen to the full chat here: