How do I text to 9-1-1?
  • Enter the numbers “911” in the “To” or “Recipient” field;
  • The first text to 9-1-1 should be short, include the location of the emergency, and ask for police, fire or ambulance.
  • Push the “Send” button.
  • Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.
  • Text in simple words –no abbreviations or slang.
  • Keep text messages short.

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1. Can I Text-to-9-1-1?
2. When should I text 9-1-1?
3. How do I text to 9-1-1?
4. Is there a charge to text-to-9-1-1?
5. Can I text to 9-1-1 in languages other than English?
6. How will I know if 9-1-1 received my text?
7. What are the challenges with text-to-9-1-1 service?