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Using Mobile Phones to Send Text Message to 911 During Emergencies ~Text-to-911 Program~

Many residents may be able to use their mobile phones to send text messages to 911 during emergencies. The ‘Text-to-911’ service is available to AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon customers living in or traveling through the West Suburban Consolidated Dispatch service area, which serves the villages of Forest Park, Oak Park and River Forest.

This service is especially beneficial for individuals with speech or hearing impairments. For more information about this service, including how and when it should be used, click HERE to view the Fact Sheet