EMERGENCY services are supporting the use of unique technology which helps to find a person’s exact location.

Essex Fire and Rescue Service is advising members of the public to download the What3words app.

The app has divided the world into 3m by 3m squares, each with a unique three word address.

By giving the emergency service your unique three word address, they will be able to pin point your specific location, rather than just the street you’re on.

A spokesperson for the Essex Fire Service said: “Being able to give your precise location in an emergency can save vital time and lives.

“Download the free what3words app so you can help us know exactly where the emergency is.”