In an emergency it can be difficult to describe your location accurately – for example, if you’re at the scene of an accident.

Every 3 metre square of the world has been given a unique combination of three words. The words are randomly assigned to each square, and will always stay the same.

By using 3 word addresses, you can tell emergency services exactly where you are. Helping the emergency services to get to you faster.

To be prepared, download the free what3words app – what3words

What 3 Words