Lawrence County plans to enact Text to 911 Services in 2015

posted Jan 5, 2015, 6:32 PM by Brian Melcer   [ updated Jan 5, 2015, 6:33 PM ]
We have received some inquiries regarding the future availability of text to 9-1-1 service in Lawrence County. Please know that like most other counties in Pennsylvania, we are currently upgrading our telephone technology (early 2015) to support this important feature. We are also active in the statewide and national efforts to implement Text to 911. We plan to notify the various cellular carriers, as per the FCC recommendations, of our intention to offer this service in 2015, as soon as our telephone upgrade is complete. We also plan to roll out text to 9-1-1 service with our surrounding counties in a joint effort. Thank you to those inquiring of this feature. Even when the feature is available, we will always encourage the public -- 9-1-1: Call if you can, text if you can’t!