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The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is adopting what3words as a tool to help locate callers faster in an emergency, taking out the “search” from search and rescue. 

What3words divided the world into 10-foot squares and gave each square a unique combination of three random words, which assists first responders in locating a call, according to Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the LAFD.

Being able to locate a caller during an emergency is essential and the faster the location is confirmed, the faster help can be dispatched, Stewart said…