911 has technology to receive texts

Local News

The County Executive is announcing that the Erie County Department of Public Safety has the technology to receive text messages sent to 911.

In an emergency situation, sometimes voice calls can make a situation more dangerous. Now you can receive help by simply sending a text message.

County officials do urge that the public call 911 if able because the process is longer to receive help through a text message.

The technology was tested for several months and is being officially launched today.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Events Calendar