Radford Police offering Text-to-911 for those unable to hear, speak

New River Valley News

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Radford have a new way for those who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, unable to speak, or in situations where it is not safe to speak to contact 911.

According to the Radford Police Department, the Text-to-911 program allows those afore-mentioned community members to request emergency services from police, fire, or EMS by sending a text message to 911.

However, the department reminds residents that texting provides very limited location information, which means your location and type of emergency needs to be included in the first text to 911 telecommunicators.

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form