The what3words app divides the globe into squares measuring three meters by three meters. Each square is given a randomly generated three-word label like "download.played.plan." Emergency responders consult the app for the exact location of a fire or health emergency provided by dispatchers. This precision comes in handy for calls in forests, rural areas, and open lands. Oshawa Fire Services became the country's first fire department to use the app.
Oshawa fire department first in Canada to use new three-word location technology | CP24.com
Oshawa is the first fire department in Canada to use a new location technology that uses three words to pinpoint exactly where an emergency call is coming from.
Oshawa fire department launches ‘three words to save your life’ app | DurhamRegion.com
Oshawa’s fire department has a new tool to quickly find lost people in an emergency: an app that generates three words that pinpoint a person’s location.
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