texTTY Text for 911 Platform
On May 14, 2014, a statewide deployment of text-to-9-1-1 was implemented through the texTTY platform. This project enables direct access to emergency service for an underserved segment of Indiana's population, those that are deaf or speaking-impaired. texTTY also allows 9-1-1 centers to convert voice calls to text sessions if the situation requires it. Indiana has the ability, via the IN911 system to text-FROM-9-1-1 to the public. This service has improved communication capabilities between 9-1-1 centers and the general public.
"Everyone who lives or travels throughout Indiana will have direct access to emergency services when speaking isn't possible or safe."- Barry Ritter, Executive Director
To check if your county is capable of receiving 911 text messages please click here.
Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell announces the completion of the 'Text to 911' deployment to all 92 counties in Indiana.
What You Need To Know
Can I send a text-to-911?
The map above shows the coverage area for Indiana. It is updated often. Information is also available at www.fcc.gov/text-to-911.
How do I text-to-911?
When do I text-to-911?
Make a voice call when you can. Text if you can't make a voice call, or if a voice call would put you in danger. Text-to-911 is not as fast as making a voice call. The 911 center may ask you to make a voice call if you don't know your location.
What else to I need to know?
Where can I learn more about text-to-911?