Remember these important tips before sending a text message:
CALL 911 if you can; TEXT ONLY if you can’t
Provide the exact location of the emergency
Make the text message brief and easy to understand
Do not send pictures, videos, emojis, abbreviations or slang
Be ready to respond to text messages from 911 until the conversation is finished
Text to 911 helps residents and visitors who fear calling 911 will endanger their lives. The Text to 911 system currently processes texts in English; language translation is not currently available. Broward County 911 personnel are trained to respond to emergency texts and will dispatch help as soon as they confirm the caller’s location and type of emergency.
For more information on the Text to 911 system, visit 911.Broward.org