Text-to-911 available in Central Texas!

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October 4, 2017
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Texting for emergency help via 911 is now available in  Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis, and Williamson counties.

According to the CAPCOG.org

Text to 9-1-1 is the ability to send text messages from a U.S. phone number to local 9-1-1 call centers. Only use Text to 9-1-1 if making a voice call to 9-1-1 is unsafe or not possible. This service is especially beneficial to those who are hard of hearing, deaf, or speech-impaired.
Some other examples of when Text to 9-1-1 would be beneficial:

  • The caller cannot speak due to a threat, illness or medical condition.
  • The caller has poor reception and can only send out a text message.
  • Phone lines and cell phone towers are overwhelmed and only texts can get through

Here's a PSA created for you to give you a better understanding how & when to use Text to 9-1-1!  I hope you don't ever have to use it, but if you do.. Remember to Call 911 1st.  If that doesn't work then Text to 9-1-1  Click here for lots more 411!