Text-to-911 goes live in Marshall County

RACHEL KELLER COLLINS/The Tribune-Courier

A string of messages on Marshall County E911 Director Chris Freeman’s phone shows a number of test textsâ€"but following the the text he sent (the numbers in the green bubble), you can see the first response from Marshall County’s 911 center when you text. Freeman said knowing exactly and in detail where they need to send help is the most important initial information to report. The next message indicates the connection to 911 has closed, which happens automatically after 20 minutes of inaction. The third message is what you would receive if attempting to text 911 in an area where the service is unavailable.

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