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Text-to-9-1-1 Now Operational, at Southeast Communications Center

BEATRICE - The Southeast Region Communications Center now has available Text -to- 9-1-1 service for 16-member counties in southeast Nebraska. It is available to the public, through most wireless carriers in the region. document.createElement('audio'); http://media3.floodradio.com/columbus/2019/01/Text-911-1.mp3 :29 "fully operational" Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang is the head of a regional committee that's been working on the Text-to-9-1-1 service, which began operating, Tuesday. http://media3.floodradio.com/columbus/2019/01/Text-911-2.mp3 :06 "not very difficult" Text to 9-1-1 is a method of accessing emergency services but is not meant to take the place of calling 9-1-1 using standard voice calls. http://media3.floodradio.com/columbus/2019/01/Text-911-3.mp3 :07 "can with text" The National Emergency Number Association Text- to- 9-1-1 campaign urges citizens to "Call if you can, Text if you can't." For the hearing or speech impaired, Text-to-911 provides a more convenient method to report an emergency. … More

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