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Text 911

A sign advising to only text 911 in emergencies if calling isn't possible and to silence phones if sheltering in place.
Only Text 911 in an Emergency where you are unable to call.
If you are sheltering in place - silence your cell phone.
A badge-like logo with mountains, "PARK COUNTY 911," and "Serving Our Community."

How Do I Text 911? 

  • Enter the number "911" in "To" field.
  • What is your location, type of emergency and help needed.
  • Just TEXT, no photos, no emojis and no video.
  • Keep messages brief and concise.
  • Stay on the phone, be prepared to answer questions.
  • If there is no connection to the 911 center, you will get a timed out message after 20 minutes.
  • If you still need help TEXT again. Call if and when you can.

Use Text-to-911 in These 3 Emergencies 

A simulated text conversation with 911 reporting a home invasion, displayed on a smartphone interface.
  1. When in a situation where it is not safe to place a voice call to 911
  2. A medical emergency that renders the person incapable of speaking
  3. For an individual who is deaf, hard of hearing or has a speech disability 


  • Text-to-911 is not available if you are roaming or connected to Wi-Fi.
  • A text or data plan is required.
  • No photos or video
  • Prank texters can be identified
  • Text to 911 is only available in English