County launches text-to-911 for emergency response
Posted December 26, 2022 at 4:40 pm by San Juan Update
The County shares news about the newest addition to its emergency response capabilities.
San Juan County is pleased to announce that cell phone users in the county can now send text messages to 911 in an emergency. This new feature increases accessibility to emergency services and helps San Juan County’s emergency response teams quickly and effectively assist residents and visitors alike. San Juan County is the 32nd county in Washington to implement the new feature.
“With the challenging geography of our county, text-to-911 will give more accessibility to those who have minimal cell phone coverage,” says Sheriff Ron Krebs. “Nationwide text-to-911 is being used by the hearing impaired, as well as those whose safety is in danger of making a 911 phone call. This is another piece that allows us to continue to serve our communities better.”
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