|highway = emergency_access_point|
|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 or waterways, 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 ID signposted on one of those access points. According to the ID you have given, the operator knows not only your exact location without the need of a description of yours, but sees further information like nearby helipads, access notes etc.
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).|
red: literally "rescue point"
black: reference ID
green: name "Waldparkplatz"
black,small: district "Revier Nauendorf", operator "Forstamt Bad Berka"
|Rescue point sign in the Czech Republic, with Czech and English text|
Related terms: ‹ emergency access point ›