With so many families heading away over Easter, the Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority is encouraging people to be familiar with their holiday surroundings.
ESTA chief operations officer Ben Piper said being familiar with addresses, landmarks and surroundings in the case of an emergency is vital.
“Most people can easily identify a service station or major shopping centre in a particular area. Having this information is key to a quick emergency response,” he said.
“If you are out in open space where there is no set address, such as a beach, park or trail, look for emergency markers, which are in 175 locations across the state.”
Each emergency marker has a three-digit numerical code which is linked with the Computer-Aided Dispatch system that helps indicate the location.
People can also download the (free) Emergency+ app. It uses a GPS function built into smartphones to help a triple-0 caller provide critical location details.