HELP in an emergency will be easier to get, following the launch of a new app for mobile phone users.
HELP in an emergency will be easier to get, following the launch of a new app for mobile phone users.

The app that could save lives

HELP in an emergency will be easier to get, following the launch of a new app for mobile phone users.

A Windows phone version of the Emergency+ smartphone app was launched yesterday.

Queensland Police Service said it was proud to support Emergency+, Australia's national emergency app which has been endorsed by state and territory governments.

The free app allows callers to pinpoint their location via their smartphone's GPS functionality and verbally provide emergency operators with these details.

Queensland Police Service encourages everyone to install Emergency+ on their phone to ensure help can be sent as soon as possible in an emergency situation. If a Triple 000 operator doesn't know where a caller is, they can't send help.

Since its launch in December 2013, Emergency+ has been downloaded more than 270,000 times, and emergency services nationwide continually report receiving Triple 000 calls from people using Emergency+.

With the release of the Windows version, now more than 98% of the smartphone market can access and use the app.

The app can be downloaded free of charge from the Windows store, Google Play store and Apple App Store. For more visit emergencyapp.triplezero.gov.au.



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