How do I text 911 in an emergency?
  1. Enter the numbers "911" in the "To" field
  2. The first text message to 911 should be brief and contain the location of the emergency and type of help needed
  3. Push the "Send" button
  4. Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call taker
  5. Know your location; help us, help you
  6. Text in simple words - do not use abbreviations
  7. Keep text messages brief and concise

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1. What questions will the 911 dispatcher ask?
2. How long will it take for officers to respond?
3. Can I request an estimated time of arrival?
4. How are calls processed?
5. How are 911 calls prioritized?
6. What happens if I accidentally dial 911?
7. Can I send a text to 911?
8. How do I text 911 in an emergency?