The 112MT app lets smartphone users request the assistance of police, ambulance, civil protection and even the army by sending the person’s GPS location.
This app is aimed at helping save many more lives when people find themselves in emergency situationS. Available for iOS and Android smartphones, the app also allows users to send photos to police.
It was unveiled during an event at Fgura Primary School back in 2020, marking European 112 Day. Personnel from the four emergency assistance branches showcased their services.
The official page describes the app as being an ‘efficient means by which citizens interact and feel a sense of inclusivity in the community while enabling closer collaboration with the departments concerned.’
With guides via screenshots to help users utilise the app, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri had pointed out that the 112 service had received up to 380,000 calls in 2019, with 56,000 being requests for ambulances.
Unfortunately however, the Minister said that 79% (around 300,000) of calls were from people who were not in an emergency situation. This issue highlights, the Minister said, the importance of only dialling 112 when faced with a situation which genuinely constitutes emergency.
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