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Text with 9-1-1 is a specialized texting service available for people who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind, Hard-of-Hearing or Speech Impaired that allows registered users to communicate with 9-1-1 call-takers via text. Learn more about how to register, how the service works and what to expect if you need to contact 9-1-1. A step-by-step video is available in American Sign Language.
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Calling 9-1-1 for a non-emergency situation ties up important lifelines meant for people or property in immediate jeopardy or when there is a crime in progress. Watch/share the video above and help us keep 9-1-1 lines free for emergencies that require immediate action. Learn more about the difference between emergency and non-emergency calls.
The culprits in your purse and pockets cause hundreds of accidental 9-1-1 calls every day. Please help us prevent these calls – you can start by watching our 9-1-1 culprits video: