The Orion

Butte county implements text-to-911

Text-to-911 test conversation. Photo credit: Lucas Moran

Lucas Moran

August 29, 2016

Every American knows who to call when an emergency strikes. Dispatchers are prepared to assist with every 911 crisis call. From a hit-and-runs to a mass shooting in progress. Of the over 6,000 dispatch centers in the U.S. fewer than 15 percent are currently equipped to receive text messages as well...

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