Text-to-911 Begins in Putnam

Service available to wireless customers

The Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services on May 1 began accepting 911 emergency calls via text.

The county said that while voice calls are still the fastest way to contact 911, texting services are now available to individuals who may be deaf, hard-of-hearing, or speech-impaired. Additionally, texting may be necessary when speaking could put a caller in danger.

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