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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Text-to-911

Photo of Phone using the Text to 911 service.

Text-to-911

Orange County now has a  “Text-to-911” service which includes the City of Orange. If you are hearing or speech impaired, or in a situation where you can’t call, you can now text “911” to receive help.

In the event of an emergency, enter “911” in the recipient filed of your texting app, and in the body of the text give your location, and a brief description of the situation.

“Text-to-911” will not work with group texts, so “911” should be the only recipient of the message. The accuracy of consumer device GPS varies by carrier and make, so be sure to be as precise as possible when giving your location. Also, use plain language. Acronyms, emoji, emoticons, graphics, or photos will not work with the service.

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