LAFD Officially Adopts What3words

July 23, 2021

PUBLISHED BY Margaret Stewart


The Los Angeles City Fire Department is officially adopting what3words as a tool to help locate callers faster in an emergency. Being able to locate a caller during an emergency is essential and the faster the location is confirmed, the faster help can be dispatched. what3words enables callers and dispatchers to communicate precise locations with just three words.

LAFD is able to utilize what3words in three different ways for emergency response:

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