IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, DIAL 911!
Barry County Accepts 911 Texts!
How to text 9-1-1 in an emergency:
(Be brief and concise but DO NOT use abbreviations or jargon)
Important information about Text-to-911:
Barry County started accepting texts to 911 in August 2015. It is an additional way for residents and visitors to contact 911 in an emergency. This is an excellent tool for the deaf or hard of hearing community, as well as those who are in a situation where they cannot speak aloud. Citizens are encouraged to "Call if you can, Text if you can't", as voice is still the best way to contact 911 in an emergency.
*Neighboring counties with text-to-911 capabilities are Calhoun, Eaton and Ionia
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