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European project shows the way to better emergency location
Findings of HELP 112 project now available
The HELP 112 EU project has produced important new findings on emergency caller location, paving the way to progress public safety not only in Europe but also the world.
The project consortium evaluated handset-based technologies to improve location information of emergency callers. The consortium analysed the potential benefits and costs of the combinations of 4 positioning technologies.
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EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a Brussels-based NGO set up in 1999 dedicated to promoting high-quality emergency services reached by the number 112 throughout the EU. EENA serves as a discussion platform for emergency services, public authorities, decision makers, researchers, associations and solution providers with a view to improving the emergency response in accordance with citizens' requirements. EENA is also promoting the establishment of an efficient system for alerting citizens about imminent or developing emergencies.
The EENA memberships include more than 1300 emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, 80 solution providers, 15 international associations/organisations, more than 200 Members of the European Parliament and over 90 researchers.