Texting 911
  • Voice calls are still the best and fastest way to contact 9-1-1

  • Text to 9-1-1 is ONLY recommended when a voice call is NOT possible or NOT safe to do so.

  • Inbound and Outbound Texting 911 is available in Autauga County and most of Alabama

  • Text to 911 tips

  • Enter the numbers 911 in the To or Recipient field

  • The first text to 9-1-1 should be short, include the location of the emergency and a request for police, fire or ambulance

  • Press Send

  • A call taker will respond quickly, answer further questions from the call taker

  • Use simple words, avoid abbreviations or slang

  • Keep texts short

  • Should texting 9-1-1 not be available in the area you are in you should receive a return response indicating to place a voice call

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