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27Mar 2019

what3words Now Integrated into Command System

With the large number of off-road events we support and the number of requests for help in the middle of fields far away from main roads, we have now integrated what3words into our command and control system.

what3words has divided the entire globe into 3m x 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address such as ///pave.magnitude.pokes which takes you to a field on the English/Welsh border.

Passing a what3words address to our event medical control teams will allow us to quickly and accurately locate callers and send medical assistance without the need to rely on marshal point number, grid references or distance markers.

People can find their current 3 word address on the free what3words app for iOS and Android, which works offline and is ideal for use in areas with unreliable data connection, or the online map. Our CAD system is also able to text callers an SMS message with a link to an online map allowing them to easily find their 3 word address location if they do not have the app installed.

We will also shortly be producing signs and information cards to promote the use of what3words to participants and visitors attending events.

Visit https://www.what3words.com for more information on what3words and https://www.medaidservices.co.uk for more information on how we can support you at your event with medical cover and command and control services.

5Mar 2019

Paramedics rescue baby from storm drain

The newborn, believed to be between one and three days old, was rescued in a four-hour operation

AP News reported that Rescue Care Paramedics (RCP) and other paramedic crews pulled the baby, which is believed to be between one and three days old, from the storm drain in a four-hour operation.

RCP said they responded after residents reported a baby crying from inside the concrete storm drain, and that it’s unclear why the baby was “dumped.”

A video of the rescue shows a crowd cheering a first responder on as he pulls the baby to safety and hands the newborn to a colleague.

South African media outlets said the baby is currently being treated at a hospital.

Police are investigating the incident.