EMERGENCY + APP IS JACK OF MANY TRADES
Michelle Boulter (pictured) is the Officer in Charge at the Mossman QAS. Michelle had been filling in in Cairns up until Monday when she started working full-time again in Mossman. One of her first calls of duty as she re-enters Mossman QAS as the Officer in Charge is to spread word of the Emergency + App. The Emergency + App can be obtained free of charge and was developed in Australia to provide the caller with information on when to call Triple Zero (000) and who to call in non-emergency situations. The App works on both iOS and Android devices and displays coordinates derived from the smartphone GPS function. The App also uses a mobile phone’s GPS functionality so callers can provide emergency call-takers with their location information as determined by their smart phone. Michelle urged people to “always carry their smart phone with them when out and about.” “[I] advise tourist and local residents to take a few minutes to download the Emergency + App to their smart phone.” The App not only establishes your precise location, but also shows the position on a map, and provides links to Triple Zero, QAS, State Emergency Services and police. The Emergency + App is free and is available on Google’s Play Store for users of Android devices; and on Apple’s App Store for iPhone and iPad users.