The Indiana Statewide 911 Board is celebrating five years of offering Text-to-911 services to all 92 counties in the state. Within the past five years, more than 1.2 million in-bound and out-bound texts have been received and sent throughout Indiana.

“Text-to-911 enables direct access to emergency services for those who are deaf or speaking-impaired, are having a medical emergency that prevents them from being able to speak, or are in a situation where making a voice call would put them in danger,” said State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, who chairs the Indiana Statewide 911 Board.

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