If you need help, but can’t safely speak on the phone or are unable to speak, use your mobile phone to send a text message to 9-1-1.
Calling is the best and fastest way to reach 9-1-1. But you should text if:
You’re deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability.
You’re in a situation where it’s not safe to call 9-1-1 for help.
You’re having a medical emergency and cannot speak on the phone.