News

Technology advances lead to review of Triple Zero system

A new emergency services app has been launched to assist emergency services pin point your exact coordinates in an emergency.
A new emergency services app has been launched to assist emergency services pin point your exact coordinates in an emergency.

THE days of simply dialing Triple Zero (000) are on the way out as technology helps those less geographically minded.

Technologies have come a long way since Triple Zero (000) was established in 1961.

Triple Zero is a 'voice only' service, but today mobile phones, text messaging, email and smartphone apps dominate the communications landscape.

That's why the Australian Government is reviewing the operation of the national Triple Zero operator. The review will explore how the service can respond to new technologies and changing community expectations.

For instance, the recently launched Emergency + Smartphone App, which displays the phone's GPS coordinates for the caller to read out to the emergency operator is a great example of how modern technology can be used to improve the Triple Zero service.

Recently, when a 27-year old woman was bitten by a snake while running, she downloaded the Emergency+ app so she could pinpoint her location to receive medical attention as soon as possible.

Go to www.communications.gov.au/triplezeroreview and complete the online form or quick survey to have your say on the future of Triple Zero.

Topics:  app emergency federal government technology triple zero



Breaking: Pedestrian assaulted crossing street in Rocky CBD

ASSAULT: 16-year-old boy assaulted on the corner of East St and Stanley St.

After altercation with passenger of a car.

Two bodies recovered from sunken fishing trawler

TRAGIC NEWS: Inspector Darren Sommerville addresses the media at Gladstone Police Station.

The bodies will be brought back to shore tonight.

Dear Deputy PM, show us the Rookwood money: QLD Government

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce in Rockhampton last year to talk about infrastructure spending and the proposed Rookwood Weir.

Letter to the federal government was given exclusively to the Bully.

Local Partners