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09/04/2016

Emergency 112 app gains 440K users

FI - A smart phone application launched last summer has brought benefits to its users, like helping them to find lost people.


Finland - A smart phone application launched last summer has brought benefits to its users, like helping them to find lost people. The free app has facilitated some 1,500 emergency calls a month to date, some of which have been redirected to services such as the Poison Information Centre or the Public Service Info database.

Chief of emergency centre services Marko Nieminen says that the 112 smartphone application, which allows for direct and geographically pinged emergency calls, has been a success since its launch in June 2015.

The system has been reported as being easy to use and has gained a wide user base: the app had been downloaded more than 440,000 times as of mid-March.

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