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Weld County (Colorado) launches Text-to-9-1-1 service

Date: 2017-12-08
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From a story by Alexander Kirk, KUSA, posted at 9NEWS (Denver, CO)


Residents and visitors throughout Weld County have a new tool to use in an emergency: Text-to-9-1-1. The new service, available Monday, allows people in Weld County to reach 9-1-1 via text during an emergency if calling is not an option. 

The service assists those with hearing disabilities, allows contact with 9-1-1 during a crime when calling might put someone in danger and allows for emergency contact when signal strength is too weak to place a call. 


Text-to-9-1-1 is available to anyone with a phone with text message capability and is using a participating wireless provider. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon currently support Text-to-9-1-1 in Weld County.

“We have requested that all providers enable the Text-to-9-1-1 ability on their customer’s phones. So far the three largest providers have done just that. As others come on line, we will make sure to let the public know," said Public Safety Communications Director Mike Wallace in a press release.

Read the full story at 9NEWS

- People, Places & Things/ (via 9NEWS KUSA Denver, 12/4/17)




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