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|Sign number which can be used to define you current position in case of an emergency|
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For areas which are hard to access, like woods, some countries offer a network of emergency access points. In case of an emergency you can call the emergency telephone number of the country and report the number signposted on one of those access points. According to the number you have given, the operator knows your exact location without the need of a description of yours.
Some of these signs also offer a special phone number which should be called instead of the country's emergency number.
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|In the United States, some local governments have deployed standardized location markers using USNG Emergency Location Markers (ELM’s).|
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