New Jersey Rolls Out Statewide Text to 9-1-1
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 | Comments

New Jersey officials and Rutgers teamed to announce Sept. 7 the statewide implementation of a new text-to-9-1-1 system and introduce a promotional video to drive home the message of “Call when you can … text when you can’t.”

Text to 9-1-1 allows individuals to contact emergency services for assistance by text instead of voice calling. Rutgers is hosting the rollout event to help reach its community of students, faculty and staff and to highlight the university’s role in dispatching all text-to-9-1-1 messages for residents of Middlesex County.

Representatives of the state’s Division of Deaf and Hard of Hearing will be on hand to highlight efforts to alert those with hearing loss that they now can reach emergency assistance through text to 9-1-1.

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