911 -- Call if you can; text if you canít
Did you know you can now text 911 for emergency help? This service is available in English only due to system limitations. Itís always best to call 911 if you can, where a dispatcher can more rapidly identify what you need in any language you speak and send help faster.
Texting 911 is a good option for the deaf or hard of hearing community. Itís also useful if you canít make a phone call because youíre in a dangerous situation. Just text your message to ď911Ē and a dispatcher will text you back. You can find more detailed information at www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/what-you-need-know-about-text-911.