Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


What3words app helps emergency services find woman trapped in car

Boreham Road, Great Leighs
22/02/2021 @ 08:15
Incident Number: 139628
In attendance: 2 x Chelmsford

Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped in her car in Great Leighs this morning after using the what3words app to find her.

Police colleagues at the scene used the app to direct two crews from Chelmsford to the scene where a woman was trapped in her car.

Crews rescued the woman by 9:23am and she was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

what3words is a free smartphone app that helps you easily and accurately describe your location.

The app developers have broken the world down into trillions of 3m by 3m squares, each with a unique three-word address. These three words can then be used to pinpoint your location more accurately when sending emergency services to you.

If you want to feel safe on your travels knowing that emergency services will be able to find you easily, download the what3words app today at

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