Text to 9-1-1 is a new service that allows you to send a text message directly to 9-1-1 for help in an emergency. Texting 9-1-1 is no different than sending a normal text message. Just enter 911 into the recipient field, compose your message, and press send.
When to text 9-1-1...
During an emergency, text 911 if you are unable to make a regular voice call. Texting is a good option if you are deaf or speech impaired or your safety would be compromised if you spoke out loud. This might include domestic violence, home invasions, or abductions.
Things to rembember...
- 9-1-1 needs to know your exact location
- Use simple language; no abbreviations/slang
- 9-1-1 texting is not available on all carriers
- If texting 9-1-1 doesn’t work, please call 9-1-1
VOICE CALLS ARE STILL THE BEST & FASTEST WAY TO GET HELP!
"CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T"
9-1-1 IS FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY - CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN'T