Can I text 9-1-1 during an emergency?
Not yet. However, in a bid to bring the life-saving emergency service 9-1-1 into the 21st century, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is looking at letting citizens report crimes through text messages and even stream video from their mobile phones to emergency centers.

Currently, 9-1-1 systems in Colorado are not yet designed to handle text messages, multimedia messages, or streaming video, all of which could be very helpful to first responders. However, before moving to the new Pueblo Municipal Justice Center in April 2010, the City of Pueblo upgraded their 9-1-1 system to the state-of-the-art Viper System. When network technology and Colorado legislation allows, the Pueblo 9-1-1 Communications Center will be able to receive 9-1-1 calls via text message.

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1. Does your 9-1-1 Communications Center have the ability to assist someone who doesn't speak English?
2. In an emergency, what can I do to assist 9-1-1 in getting me the help I need?
3. Can I text 9-1-1 during an emergency?