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Re: 999 Text Service to Assist Hill Walkers

112 is the standardised EU emergency number and recognised in many other countries like the US and runs alongside country specific emergency numbers like 999 and 911

Mobile Phone Location

Hi
On the subject of emergencies using a mobile phone.
I attended a first aid course recently given by Phil Glennie who also works with the Braemar mountain rescue and he told us the following.
If you declare an emergency with your mobile phone don't be tempted to switch it off to save power. With only one mast picking up your signal they can establish your direction and distance thereby locating your position. I think this takes a little time and requires someone to request it but it means that even if you don't know where you are, they can find you. Reasuring to know.


Colin

Re: Mobile Phone Location

Hope this works- I found this very informative


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPZv_8dABfU&feature=share

Re: 999 Text Service to Assist Hill Walkers

Thanks Alan, that is very useful intel .
Hope to see you on the crossing.
Best wishes
Nigel