How to Text 9-1-1

Only use Text-to-911 in an emergency and if you are unable to make a voice call.

  1. Enter the numbers 911 in the "To" field.
  2. Describe your location - Text your exact location, address, and municipality (township or borough).
  3. Describe the situation - Text what emergency help is needed.
  4. Push the "Send" button.

Ensure that your message is concise, and does not contain abbreviations or slang. As you wait for a response, remain calm. Answer questions and follow instructions from the 9-1-1 call taker