Did you know that some states now allow the public to text 911 in any emergency situation, instead of calling? If you cannot speak on the phone because of background noise, disability, or a dangerous situation that requires silence, you can now text 911 to request whatever assistance you need. Dialing 911 is still a great option for many situations. But the addition of a text option can improve safety and help you get important information across in a fraction of the time it might take to communicate via phone in noisy environments.
Want to know if the area where you live has text-to-911 available? The FCC has a master registry here. You can also inquire with your wireless phone company to see whether text-to-911 is available in your area.