National Emergency Communications Working Group – Australia/New Zealand

Celebrate – #HumansOf112 – 11 Feb 2019

NECWG-A/NZ joins its colleagues throughout Europe in celebrating the people that support community safety through the eena sponsored 112 Day.

On 11 February 2019, eena and European emergency services organisations promote the use of the common European number for emergency services – 112.

This year’s campaign celebrates all those working in emergency services field from paramedics, police officers, firefighters, to the people that answer the calls for assistance.

While the 112 Day is focussed on the European services, the focus on emergency communications is common to all regions including Australia and New Zealand.

On 11 February 2019, look for photos of people involved in emergency services from around the world including Australians and New Zealanders.

The tag of #HumansOf112 is being used across various social media platforms including:

Instagram: @humansof112 (launched on 112 Day)

Twitter: @112_sos

Facebook: European Emergency Number 112

LinkedIn:  EENA  112

Emergency+ app and Triple Zero (000)

Australia’s Emergency+ app for iOS, Android and Windows devices to:

  • provide the caller with information about when to call Triple Zero (000)
  • provide the caller with information about who to call in various non-emergency situations
    • State Emergency Service (SES) (132 500)
    • Police Assistance Line (131 444)
    • Crime Stoppers (1800 333 000)
    • Health Direct Australia (1800 022 222)
    • National Relay Service
  • assist the caller to dial the relevant number
  • display the GPS coordinates of the phone’s location that the caller can read out to the emergency operator.

The app is free of charge and available for download from iTunes, Google Play and Windows Stores.
Available on Apple app storeAvailable on Google playAvailable on Windows Stores

Triple Zero Kids Challenge

Kids will learn about getting help by playing games and solving mysteries. They’ll learn about safety messages and hear what happens when you call Triple Zero. Along the way they will meet the “Zeros” as they are guided step by step through the game.