NYC And San Francisco Now Have Text To 9-1-1 Service

Posted by at 4:16 pm on June 4, 2020

You can now contact emergency dispatchers in New York City and San Francisco by texting 911.

The service is intended primarily for the deaf, hard of hearing, and survivors of domestic violence.  It also for times when a medical emergency arises that renders the person incapable of speaking  For the rest of us, a voice call is still the recommended method to contact 911.

Text-to-911 is already available in many other cities and counties, including Los Angeles, Seattle, and Dallas.

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