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There is another way to reach 9-1-1 in Antelope County as Text-for-911 has been added to emergency services.
Frontier, INdigital, and Antelope County public safety officials announced the program on Tuesday.
The launch will allow the public to directly access 9-1-1 through text messaging from their wireless handset.
Antelope County 9-1-1 also can initiate a text.
This will allow dispatchers to reach the public for common issues such as 9-1-1 hang-ups or accidental calls.
"It is a tool that has its place in certain situations." Sheriff Bob Moore said, "It allows someone to alert 9-1-1 to an event without someone actually seeing them contact 9-1-1."
Moore explains that violent or domestic abuse situations are examples of when this texting system can be beneficial.
Emergency Services still prefers calls over texts because dispatch can respond quicker while getting the information via phone call.
They advise against using it to text and drive.
Services are available from AT&T, Cricket, Verizon and US Cellular.
INdigital of Indiana designed, built and operates the Texty platform, which provides service to 9-1-1 agencies throughout the country.