South Sound 911 launches text-to-911 service in Pierce County

PIERCE COUNTY-- Starting Wednesday morning if you cannot safely call 911, you can now text your emergency to police, fire and medical aid in Pierce County.

South Sound 911 launched its text-to-911 service to give the community another option to reach 911. They caution that the service is not of convenience, it is for emergencies only.

If you send a text to 911, there are a few things to remember:

    Text-to-911 is already available in King, Kitsap, Snohomish and Thurston Counties.