Eagle County is third in state to get text 911

By Melanie Wong

VAIL — Eagle County residents and visitors can now call 9-1-1 and report an emergency — all without saying a word. Eagle County is the third county in the state, along with Pitkin and Larimer counties, to add the text to 9-1-1 service. If someone is in a situation where it isn’t safe to call, or in an area where coverage is not strong enough to make a voice call, the person can simply text 9-1-1. The cell tower will route the text to emergency dispatch, and a dispatcher will respond. “If you reach out via text, it will be …

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