IamResponding and the what3words team for first responder data
New York-based IamResponding, which sells emergency response technology, says it has partnered with location-based technology provider what3words to augment location data for first responders.
The move reflects one of the growing trends in the world of public safety technology, where agencies are building emergency dispatch capabilities while purchasing tools designed to provide better location data in a variety of circumstances.
This decision marks the latest government technology partnership and integration involving what3words. The London-based company, launched in 2013, has designed technology that divides the world into 10ft by 10ft grids.
Specific points such as car parks and stadium entrances, for example, are described by three random words arranged in a unique combination such as frolic.chipper.imperious.
Callers can use what3words by clicking on a mobile card, using a text message link initiated by dispatchers, or the what3words app installed on the caller’s phone.
“Making it easy for first responders to access a location is critical to their rescue efforts – because we all know that when time is saved, lives are saved,” Daniel Seidberg, president of IamResponding, said in a statement. . “We are continually innovating and finding ways to improve and make it easier to access tools and resources for the more than 9,400 emergency response agencies we serve, so we can do our part to keep people safe. their teams and their communities.”
According to the release, public safety agencies that use the IamResponding platform can access the what3words integration through the address search bar. The tool allows users to switch between searching for traditional latitude and longitude addresses or via a what3words address. A clipboard allows immediate copying of the location in question, and first responders can share locations with other agencies or dispatchers.