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How do I text 9-1-1?
  • Enter the numbers 911 (no dashes or spaces) in the “To”  or "Recipient" field.
  • The first text message to 9-1-1 should be brief. Include address, city and type of emergency (police, fire or medical).
  • Push the “Send” button.
  • Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker.
  • Text in simple words – do not use abbreviations or slang.
  • Keep text messages brief and concise.

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1. What is "Text to 9-1-1"?
2. Can I Text to 9-1-1 in Humboldt County?
3. When should I text 9-1-1?
4. What are the limitations of Text to 9-1-1?
5. How do I text 9-1-1?
6. How will I know if 9-1-1 received my text?
7. Is there a charge to Text to 9-1-1?
8. Can I text 9-1-1 in languages other than English?