Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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