Emergency Plus

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The South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service (MFS) is proud to support Emergency+, Australia's national emergency app which has been endorsed by state and territory governments. The MFS encourages everyone to install Emergency+ on their mobile phone to ensure help can be sent as soon as possible in an emergency situation.

 

What is Emergency+?

  • Emergency+ is an Australian national emergency app which has been endorsed by state and territory governments.
  • The app can be downloaded free of charge from the Windows store, Google Play store and Apple App Store, or by clicking here and following the links to your app store.
  • Emergency+ is available in English, Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), and Japanese.

 

How the app works

  • Emergency+ uses the smartphone's GPS to pinpoint the user's location.
  • Emergency+ provides the user with their location information to relay back to the emergency services' call-taker.
  • Vision Australia reviewed the app to ensure that it met accessibility requirements for people with impaired vision. When activated, the built in accessibility features of a smartphone is capable of describing what appears on-screen, so a caller can use the app without seeing it.
  • In addition to the location function, the app also encourages people in Australia to call the correct number for help in emergency and non-emergency situations – i.e. Triple Zero (000), 132 500 for the State Emergency Service (SES) and 131 444 for the Police Assistance Line (PAL).