“Now everyone has the same numbers and the same map and the same grid system. We’ll be able to find them faster. We hope this will become a model for other national parks to use,” Winegar said.
Sgt. David Ablashi, park ranger with the Cobb County Police Department, said the ELMs “help us find them much, much faster. We have informational signs at our trailheads to make it easier to understand how it works. Now they look for the blue number before they call 911.”