Citizens in St.Charles County now have another option to reach 911 during an emergency-by text. A call to 911 still is the preferred form of communication during an emergency, but there may be situations-a home invasion or a domestic violence incident, for example-when texting for help is safer. Additionally, it can be used by those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability.
Texting 911 is simple. Enter the numbers 911 in the “To” field of the text message on a mobile device. Then, send a brief message: location and type of emergency. For more information about text-to-911 and the new 911 system, please visit: www.sccmo.org/EmergencyCommunications.