This new Emergency Telecommunications System allows people to text their emergency situations to 9-1-1 if they are unable to place a voice call for any reason. This technology will work from any handheld device that allows texting, and is intended to provide equal access of emergency communications to Connecticut residents who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, or may have another disability that affects speech. It is also intended for situations that would be unsafe to make a phone call, such as in an active shooter or domestic violence situation. The infrastructure and system have been a few years in the making and Connecticut is proud to be one of the few states that offer it.
Download a copy of this flyer by clicking on the image above. Want to learn more? Visit the website at www.Text911CT.org!