Text To 9-1-1

Independence County 911

Independence County Emergency Management announced yesterday plans to release a new “Text to 9-1-1” program for emergency calls.

It comes just six months after the county unveiled its Rapid SOS system.

The new system allows individuals to text 9-1-1 if they’re unable to call due to lack of cell service, having a disability, or being in a situation where they can’t speak.

Independence County is the seventh in the state to implement the program.

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