The Quincy/Adams County 9-1-1 System can
receive and respond to text messages. Texting can provide a
lifesaving option for people in situations where they cannot
speak and for those who are hearing impaired.
Multimedia or MMS messages — those that
include photos, video, emoticons, or are sent to more than one
recipient — will not be delivered. Making a voice call to 9-1-1
is always preferred because that allows 9-1-1 dispatchers to
gather more information more quickly in an emergency.
Text only when a voice call is not
Located in west central Illinois, Adams County provides citizens
with opportunity, diversity, and quality. Most of the
residents live in or near the City of Quincy, while most of the
land is used for agriculture. The county is on the banks
of the Mississippi River.
Quincy is the regional hub
for medical services, manufacturing, entertainment, and
education. As the largest city within a 100 miles, Quincy
provides the entire county with some of the amenities of larger
cities. And several smaller communities compliment Quincy
by offering superb quality of life in rural settings.