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CFS attends 000 and 106 logo launch
Submitted On Saturday, October 01, 2005
Submitted By Ashley Hosking

Media Release 178/2005

29 September 2005
NEW LOGOS FOR 000 AND 106 EMERGENCY CALL NUMBERS

Attorney-General Philip Ruddock today unveiled new national logos for the 000 emergency telephone and 106 emergency text numbers.

The Attorney-General handed the first of the redesigned logos to be displayed on emergency vehicles to South Australia’s ambulance, police, metropolitan and country fire services and State Emergency Service at the Adelaide Oval.

The South Australian Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon Carmel Zollo, accepted the new decals on behalf of emergency service agencies across Australia.

“There are two variations of each of the logos, with new versions including internationally recognised symbols for ambulance, police and fire services below the 000 or 106 numbers,” Mr Ruddock said.

The 106 emergency number allows hearing and speech impaired people to text an emergency call with the use of a teletypewriter or computer with modem.

“The Government has now also trade-marked the logos to prevent them potentially being misused and the public can expect to see them being promoted around the country as the old logos are replaced in the next few months.”

Responsibility for the use and protection of the numbers rests with Emergency Management Australia, a Division of the Attorney-General’s Department.

“The 000 number has been in use in Australia for many decades, but it is important to reiterate the number should only be used for emergencies involving threats to life and property,” Mr Ruddock said.

“We must continue to make every effort to raise awareness of the numbers and how they should be properly used to seek a response from police, fire and ambulance services.”

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