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Text to 911 Available

But Service Should Only be Used When You are Not Able to Call 911

Texting emergency calls to 911 should only be used when making a voice call is not possible due to a speech or hearing impairment or if the caller’s physical safety would be in jeopardy if they made a traditional 911 call. The limitations of texting to 911 make using it a last resort. As with all text messages, Text to 911 messages can take longer to receive, can get out of order, or worse yet, may never be received.

The best rule to remember is…Call if you can, text if you can’t.

updated Jun 21, 2018