New Text to 911 Option in Pierce County

Developmental Disabilities Administration Update

March 29, 2019


South Sound 911 announced that people living in Pierce County can now text-to-911 during an emergency. 

  • Text 911 if you need EMERGENCY police, fire or medical aid AND
  • You are Deaf, hard of hearing, or speech disabled OR
  • You cannot speak due to a medical emergency OR
  • A voice call might endanger your life or escalate the situation

Text-to-911 is already available in neighboring King, Kitsap, Snohomish and Thurston counties.

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