OC to Introduce Text-to-911 Service

September 13, 2016 Updated: September 13, 2016

The county is going to introduce a new text-to-911 service, it announced Sept. 12, which will allow residents to send short text messages to 911 for help when unable to make a phone call. 

This could be in situations where there is a medical emergency and a person can’t speak, the caller is hearing or voice impaired, or when talking out loud would create a danger.

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