Texting 911 Becoming a Reality in Iow...

Texting 911 Becoming a Reality in Iowa County

There are 1 comment on the Government Technology story from Jun 11, 2009, titled Texting 911 Becoming a Reality in Iowa County. In it, Government Technology reports that:

The speech and hearing impaired in Black Hawk County, Iowa, will soon have the ability communicate via text message with a 911 operator during an emergency.

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Gilbert, AZ

#1 Aug 7, 2009
As a CPR and First Aid insructor, I have been waiting for this technological update for quite some time. I can think of so many instances when someone may be able to text 911 instead af calling! A great example is if you are choking and are unable, to cough, speak or breath! If you are not near a land line to call 911, what better way to get some help coming your way? I will be happy to know that at least one person can be saved/helped with this new developement. That one life will be worth all the money spent on this new way of reaching a 911 operator.

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