Text to 911

By | March 29, 2023

How to text 911

  • enter 911 into the “to” field
  • text your exact location and type of emergency
  • send the message
  • promptly answer questions and follow instructions
  • use simple words
  • do not use abbreviations, emojis, pictures or slang (IDK, thnx, 2day, btw)
  • do not text and drive

Texting 911 may be the first contact for 

  • individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or those with speech impediments
  • in pressure situations when someone must remain quiet to remain safe
  • a discreet way to report domestic violence, home invasions, human trafficking, and suicidal
  • anyone who cannot safely make a voice call

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