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1/9 Here is a tip that can save a life (yours?) in an emergency. When you call 911 they might not know where you are unless you tell them. I developed #FindMeSAR as a public service project to help solve this problem. #SearchAndRescue #EmergencyManagement Image
2/9 #FindMeSAR (findmesar.com) is a webpage that uses the GPS in your phone to display your coordinates and accuracy value. Several coordinate formats are supported and each one has a different colored screen.
3/9 The yellow screen displays your location in latitude longitude, decimal degrees. This format is used by all 911 call centers.
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1/6 Here is one of my public service projects that might help to save a life. #FindMeSAR (findmesar.com) is a webpage that uses the GPS in your phone to display your coordinates and accuracy value. #SearchAndRescue #Hiking #10Essential Image
2/6 Several coordinate formats are supported and each has a different colored screen. The yellow screen displays your location in latitude longitude, decimal degrees. This format is used by all 911 call centers.
3/6 When you open FindMeSAR the first time your phone has to be online. The code for this webpage is saved in a special part of the browser's memory and this webpage will then work offline. (Service worker + AppCache)
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1/2 If you call 911 with your cell phone for help and cannot give an address or your location, then they might not be able to find you. I wrote FindMeSAR.com which is a simple web page that displays your coordinates and accuracy value. Image
2/2 The yellow screen displays the coordinate format 911 uses. FindMeSAR includes an icon you can save on your homescreen. The first time you open this web page you have to be online. Afterwards it works offline via 'appcache'. There is a “Tips” button with more information.
Thank you 👏 to everyone who is re-tweeting this information. By sharing this we will help save lives. And if you know anyone that works at all in first response, please let them know about #FindMeSAR.
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Assume you need help in a disaster. Do you have an easy way to display your coordinates and accuracy value on your phone? #FindMeSAR (findmesar.com) is an open source webpage I developed as a public service. #Dorian #HurricaneDorian Image
When you desperately need help you might not be at a street address or you might not know the address or the street signs might be underwater, blown away, burned up, etc. But if you provide your coordinates and accuracy value there is a good chance responders can find you.
The first time you open FindMeSAR you must be online. Afterwards, this webpage will work offline. This is done with "appcache" coding. Thus, if you have a weak cell connection and can only text, you can include your coordinates and accuracy value in your text.
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1/7 When you call 9-1-1 with a smartphone the wireless carrier is supposed to provide 911 with your coordinates. However, the FCC allows carriers to *exempt themselves* from this requirement simply by filing a form. Think this does not affect you? Wrong! #emergency #dispatcher
2/7 All wireless providers are required to handle *all* 911 calls. If your own wireless provider cannot handle your life-or-death 9-1-1 call for any reason, then your call might be handled by a wireless carrier that does not provide your coordinates to 911.
3/7 The Colorado 911 Resource Center maintains a spreadsheet that shows the self-exemptions wireless carriers have filed with the FCC. Go to sites.google.com/a/co911rc.org/…, scroll down a bit to the “Outdoor rules” section and look for the “Click here” link.
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