Call if you Can, Text if you Can’t
Text-to-911 is available in Adams County and can provide a lifesaving option for people in situations where they cannot speak safely- such as home invasions or active shooter incidents – and for those who are deaf, hard of hearing or have difficulty speaking.
Calling 9-1-1 is always preferred. Voice calls allow 9-1-1 dispatchers to gather more information more quickly in an emergency.
If you attempt to send a text message to 911 where text-to-911 service is unavailable, you will receive an immediate return message informing you text-to-911 is not available and advising you to contact emergency services by another means such as a voice call.