Mandurah improves emergency reaction times

Mandurah improves emergency reaction times

THE City of Mandurah has identified improvements to help reduce response times in emergencies, in the wake of a tragic shark attack at Gearies last May.

The City consulted with other government and emergency service agencies, including Victoria where a well-established Emergency Market system has been in place for some time.

The community is encouraged to use established mobile phone applications such as the

Emergency + App, Shark Smart App, Dorsal App and the Surf Lifesaving WA Twitter Feed.

The Emergency + App helps users contact the correct emergency services number and also

provides location information (when the device’s GPS capability is active) that will help in

an emergency.

The app is produced by the national Triple Zero Awareness Work Group and

is endorsed by the Commonwealth Department of the Attorney General.

Signage is set to be updated by the end of March with official naming requirements taking

longer.